THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Wells Fargo Fiesta Bowl Par 3 Challenge, various times, repeats November 2, The Short Course at Mountain Shadows, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, call for pricing, 480-350-0911, fiestabowl.org. The Wells Fargo Fiesta Bowl Par-3 Challenge is a scramble-style golf tournament that gives golfers the opportunity to win a prize on every hole and compete for a chance to win $1 million.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Cooks and Corks, 6:30 p.m., Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, $125-$175, cooksandcorks.org. Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, Cooks & Corks features Arizona’s top local chefs in a culinary spectacle featuring live cooking, showmanship and artful presentation. To complement the flavorful tastings, guests will sip on libations.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Our Lady of Joy Catholic Parish’s 12th Annual Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Our Lady of Joy Catholic Parish, 36811 N. Pima Road, Carefree, free admission, 480-575-5238. Featuring more than 70 vendors, the event features jewelry, photography, pet boutique, purses, gift baskets, custom napkins, holiday ornaments and books, ladies apparel, doll and children’s clothing, glass creations, painted rocks and watercolor paintings.
Family Havdalah Hoedown, 6 to 8 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $35 per family of four, $50 guests, $15 per additional person, registration required, vosjcc.org/hoedown. Grab a blanket and picnic dinner for Havdalah under the stars. Western wear adds to the fun of live music, hay, pony rides, crafts and s’mores.
United Methodist Church Krafters’ Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, free, 480-895-8766, sunlakesumc.org. Available items include fall and holiday décor, placemats, table runners, wall hangings, wreaths, centerpieces, vintage jewelry, American Girl doll clothing and homemade baked good.
Chakra Balancing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, $45, 480-712-3685, email@example.com. Instructor Amy Stephens hosts a guided class to understand the relationship between how you feel throughout the day to the energy contained in your body. The workshop will guide those with chronic pain or autoimmune disease to a whole new level.
Paula Goldsmith Book Signing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Half Price Books, 6339 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, free admission, 480-325-8354, paulasstories.com. Goldsmith will be signing her four books, which will be available for purchase.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off, 7 p.m., Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second Street, Phoenix, $29-$120, phoenix.ticketforce.com/kathygriffin.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Strength and Balance, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, 480-712-3685. Must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated. Balance, cardio and strengthening poses included.
Hidden Ones – A Veil of Memories, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 members, $8 guests, registration required, vosjcc.org/hidden. Award-winning local author Marcia Fine discusses her newest historical novel, Hidden Ones – A Veil of Memories, which tells the story of a grandmother imprisoned during the inquisition suspected of practicing Judaism.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Chair Yoga, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, 480-712-3685. Must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to email@example.com. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated.
Sit and Knit, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Lower East Side to the Catskills and Congress, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 members, $8 guests, registration required at vosjcc.org. Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley shares the highlights of her life and accomplished career.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
East Valley Friends and Neighbors, 9:30 to 11 a.m., repeats first Wednesday of each month, Grace United Methodist Church, 2024 E. University (at Gilbert Road), Mesa, free, 480-848-5146, evfanaz.org, email@example.com. A nonreligious and nonpartisan group, East Valley Friends and Neighbors welcomes East Valley residents who wish to get better acquainted with others and to participate in social and charitable activities.
12 Angry Jurors, various times, Cottonwood Country Club’s San Tan Ballroom, 25630 S. Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes, $16, slctinfo.com. The classic drama 12 Angry Jurors is based on the Emmy-winning TV movie by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman Sergel, in which a young man is accused of murder. The 12 jurors enter the jury room to consider the evidence and decide his fate.
Strength and Balance, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, 480-712-3685. Must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated. Balance, cardio and strengthening poses included.
Parkinson’s Cycle, noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free for members, $8 guests, $50 for 10 classes, 480-481-7015, email@example.com. A stationary cycle workout to music can awaken areas of the brain affected by PD while strengthening the lower body and improving motor skills. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own, or without a cane or walker, get up and down from the floor on their own with or without the use of a chair, get on and off equipment independently and follow group instructions independently.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Get Your Groove On: Music and the Mind, 1 to 3 p.m., Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, registration required, eventbrite.com. Listening to and playing music can make you smarter, happier, healthier and more productive. Hear about how music enhances the form and function of your brain and how it can be especially comforting for those with memory impairment such as Alzheimer’s. Afterward, participate in a drum circle led by Frank Thompson from AZ Rhythm Connection. Speakers include music therapist Olivia Houck and Giving Voice Initiative’s Mary Lenard.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Chair Yoga, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, AZ Healing Center, 9336 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, 480-712-3685. Must email SilverSneakers, Silver ‘n Fit or other Medicare options’ card number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated.
Desert Light Fine Art Exhibit and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through November 9, Taliesin West, 12345 N. Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-627-5340, franklloydwright.org. This exhibit offers an array of fine art, created from a variety by Arizona artists.
Christian Women’s Connection Brunch, 9 a.m., Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Avenue, Sun City, $15, 623-925-5565, email@example.com. The guest speaker is singer and psychotherapist Cinthia Hiett. She’ll discuss The Dilemma of Change. A fashion show by Chico’s Off the Rack will also be featured.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Veterans Day Dance, 6 to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, $8, $6 for veterans, 480-832-9003. Music by the Brookharts.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Salt River Brass’ Windows of the World, 3 p.m., Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, $16-$23 for seniors, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com. Celebrate Veterans Day and travel the world without leaving the concert hall on this military and musical tour of Europe, Asia and the Americas.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Boulevard North, Sun Lakes, free, 480-200-3322. There will be no speakers. The club will hold elections of its president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, refreshments and board members. A brief wrap up of the results of the general election will be discussed.
J Talks with Leni Reiss, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 members, $8 guests, registration required at vosjcc.org/leni. Award-winning journalist Leni Reiss shares stories of her notable interviews, including Benjamin Netanyahu, George Bush and Barry Goldwater, as well as her memories of moving to the Valley and many trips to Israel.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
HLAA West Valley Chapter Meeting, 1 to 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Sun City, 12225 N. 103rd Avenue, Sun City, free, 623=974-3605. Dr. Collin Cordery will discuss Hearing Aid Selection and Getting a Proper Fit.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Arizona Archaeology Society: Desert Foothills Chapter Meeting, 7 p.m., The Good Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, free, azarchsoc.wildapricot.org/desertfoothills. Dr. Deni Seymour, an Arizona humanities speaker, will discuss The Earliest Apace in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Arizona Medicaid Planning Systems, 11 a.m., Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 480-970-3134, vickersagency.com. Larry Shafer, public benefits coordinator, will discuss the Arizona Long-Term Care System, how to prepare for the future and cost calculations.
Mature Mavens Dinner, 5 p.m., locations change each month, 602-371-3744.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
The Life and Times of Billy Wilder, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 members, $8 guests, registration required at vosjcc.org/wilder. Humanities professor and actor Gary Zaro discusses the legendary life of director Billy Wilder and shares clips from his celebrated work.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s Guild’s Shred-a-Thon, 9 a.m. to noon, Our Lady of Lourdes’ parking lot, 19002 N. 128th Avenue, Sun City West, donations accepted, 623-760-8479. Benefits Shredding for the Blind.
Sunland Village Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, free admission, 480-932-9003.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Downtown Donut Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix, $8, 4808-442-9176, downtowndonutfest.com. Local donut makers come together to serve $1 donuts, samples of donuts and donut holes.
Slider Throwdown, noon to 3 p.m., Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Boulevard, Scottsdale, $35 (includes samples of slides plus three drink tickets), affcf.org/sliderthrowdown. Local food truck vendors go head to head to compete for the title of Best Slider.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Art Appreciation, 11 a.m. to noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, firstname.lastname@example.org. This month’s topic is Let the Truth Be Told – Realism Through the Ages.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade, 6 p.m., – Mill Avenue District. Includes a lineup of parade units including floats, marching bands, and novelty units. Mill Avenue’s trees are lit with thousands of lights that remain throughout the holiday season. Following the parade, the annual tree lighting ceremony at Centerpoint plaza then Santa is available for requests and photos. Free. 6 pm. 480-894-8158 or https://www.downtowntempe.com/events/opening-night-parade H y
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Sunland Village Karaoke Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, $2 at the door, 480-832-9003.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
The Sun Cities Saddle Club General Meeting, 9:30 a.m., Wooddale Village Retirement Community, 18616 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, free, 509-670-9994, email@example.com. Trail rides (using rental horses or personal horses) are held every Thursday at stables and trails around the Valley. Horse ownership in not required. Ride schedules are available at the meetings. Social events are also held during the riding season. Membership is open to Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand and Corte Bella residents.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Meet the Authors: Bad Lies, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 members, $8 guests, register at vosjcc.org/badlies. Meet the authors of Bad Lies, a thriller coauthored by Hall of Fame golfer Tony Jacklin and best-selling novelist Shelby Yastrow. Book signing follows the program.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
28 PHOENIX: So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 – Comerica Theatre. 7:30 pm. https://livenation.com
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
A Playwright’s Life and Times, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, $5 members, $8 guests, registration required at vosjcc.org/playwright. Prize-winning playwright Andrea Markowitz shares her behind-the-scenes perspective about the art of play writing and working with actors to bring her vision to life. Includes a short play performance.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
30 PHOENIX: Petula Clark – Celebrity Theatre. Music icon and Grammy winner. $35-75. 602-267-1600 or https://www.celebritytheatre.com/