Beat the Heat Water Bottle Drive

Extreme temperatures affect the most vulnerable in our communities who don’t have refuge or resources.

Help Us Help Others…

Help prevent respite from the heat for homeless veterans, seniors, men, women, youth, and children. Central Arizona Shelter Services distributes over 150,000 bottles of water from May – October.

Chris & Cheryl Park, along with the The Sibbach Team, are hosting a water bottle drive to help the Central Arizona Shelter Services provide heat relief during the summer months.

About Our Partner…

Central Arizona Shelter Services logoCentral Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) is the largest emergency homeless shelter provider in the state, including a Downtown Phoenix single adult shelter and Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter in Sunnyslope. Each year, CASS serves over 5,500 homeless individuals and families.

Why You Should Donate…

Dehydration can lead to organ failure, seizures, and death. Individuals who are experiencing homelessness are at great risk for heat-related illness. Last year, there were 172 heat-related deaths in Arizona. So join us, and help save a homeless person’s life.

How You Can Help…

Drop off cases of bottled water (preferably standard 16.9-ounce bottles) to the Sibbach Team offices at 14301 N 87th Street, Suite 215, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. We’ll be accepting water donations through the end of August, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Don’t Forget To…

  • Check-in on neighbors that might be at risk of dehydration or heat-related health issues.
  • Get your friends, family, or neighbors involved by sharing this page with them.

Not able to make it to our offices?

You can also make a monetary donation by visiting this link. All proceeds go directly to the Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) and are tax-deductible. Monetary donations help provide bottled water, sunscreen, flip flops, hats, cool-weather clothing, air conditioning costs at the CASS shelters, financial assistance and eviction prevention for their clients, and other summer-related expenses.

Make a Monetary Donation

One water bottle makes a BIG difference.

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4th of July Celebrations 2021

Let’s get ready to celebrate the Red, White and Blue in Greater Phoenix! Classic Fourth of July gatherings with food trucks, fireworks, and air shows are back for 2021! Check out our list of fun things to do for the Fourth of July in the Valley!

Celebrate America 2021 – Lake Pleasant Fireworks Show

Located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, conveniently adjacent to the Phoenix Metro area, Pleasant Harbor hosts this annual fireworks show, as well as food trucks, free kids activities, including water slides, bounce houses and live music. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at 9:00 p.m. and activities running through 10:30 p.m.

Pleasant Harbor Marina (Southeastern Shore of Lake Pleasant) – 8708 W. Harbor Blvd., Peoria

4th of July Fireworks at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Enjoy a brilliant 15-minute fireworks show from Reserved Fire Pits, Reserved Patio Seating, the Oasis Water Park, or from the patio of your guaranteed view suite, available exclusively to resort guests. The Fireworks show will be accompanied by a DJ and Willie’s Taco Truck will be offering delicious eats.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa – 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at Westworld

This Scottsdale patriotic celebration features food, fun, and live entertainment and delivers a fireworks show twice the size as 2020, in fact now one of Arizona’s largest fireworks displays. There are three ways to celebrate: VIP Backyard Barbecue ($41 adults, $21 children; Premier Polo Field Parking ($41 per carload); and General Admission Parking ($26 per carload). VIP Backyard Barbecue ticketholders will enjoy free parking, access to the air-conditioned North Hall featuring tables, a buffet-style barbecue, live music by Some Like it Yacht, Brock Pro Patriots Quartet, and Grant Brothers Country Music Duo. For the youngsters, fun activities such as a “snow day in July” with a giant snow slide, face painters, balloon artists, and more are in store. Those with Premier Polo Field Parking tickets can BYOP (bring your own party), watching fireworks in a larger area surrounding their vehicle with room for tailgating. Those with General Admission Parking can also BYOP and view the fireworks from reserved lots north of the North Hall.

WestWorld of Scottsdale – 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

A Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration

Join Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch for the weekend to celebrate our nation’s birthday, complete with the resort’s signature Red, White and Boom Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday, July 4.  During the day guests can splash into a 2.5 acre water playground with 10 pools, zip down a 30’ high-speed waterslide or hit the sandy beach. The beachside Fun Zone features a putting green, ping-pong, giant chess and giant Connect Four. There are poolside cabanas and daybeds for relaxing and H2Oasis, the poolside restaurant, to fuel and recharge. Continue the fun with a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, slide races, themed crafts and more. And then after dark, enjoy the beauty and tradition of the annual fireworks display.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch – 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale

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McCormick-Stillman Park Summer Concert Series 2021

Rock and roll at the Railroad Park is back on track for Summer 2021! Enjoy concerts every Sunday evening with a variety of local bands. Recently recognized as one of the best live music venues in Arizona by Best of American Towns, Sundays at The Railroad Park are the place to be in Scottsdale this summer. With Classic Rock, Retro ’80s, Country, Rhythm and Blues and Retro ’90s, there is a little something for everyone. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the park. Pack a picnic or enjoy something tasteful from one of the food trucks that will be onsite.

Due to COVID-19 and public health recommendations, the structure of this year’s event is changed to provide a safe and socially distanced environment. The Summer Concerts may look different than it has in previous years, but is intend to create a safe and memorable experience for you and your family. All guests are asked to understand and adhere to all public health protocols.

  • The event will feature a limited capacity of 750 people.
  • 120 8’x8′  marked spaces all distanced 6′ apart that can fit up to 6 people.
  • You are asked to remain within your space during the concert unless you are using the restrooms or purchasing food.
  • Masks will be required for anyone six years and older.
  • Multiple hand sanitizing stations will be available at the rides and throughout the event area.
  • All areas and attractions with potential lines will have social distancing stickers in place.

Gates will open at 5 pm. Wristbands will be given to all attendees. The event area will only be accessible to those who have purchased tickets for that specific concert.

Concert Schedule: 

  • May 30 | Mogollon
  • June 6| Rock Lobster
  • June 13 | People Who Could Fly
  • June 20 | Abba Fab
  • June 27 | Piano Men: Generations
  • July 4 | The JJ’s Band
MCCORMICK-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARK
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
ADMISSION
$30 – 8×8 Space. Includes admission for up to 6 people.  Beer & Wine Permit-$15 (no glass bottles please). For additional information, visit:www.therailroadpark.com
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Summer Nights at the Royal Palms Resort

As the sun sets in the desert, the nighttime energy comes alive at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood. Mark your calendars for a themed experience all summer long. Join us on the last Friday of the month, May-August, for an evening filled with specialized menu creations and live music to complete the vibes.

Friday, May 28 – Latin Night

6:30 pm Doors Open

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Live Music from La Dignidad

Friday, June 25 – Reggae Summer Nights

6:30 pm Doors Open

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Live Music from Hourglass Cats

Friday, July 30 – Blues Brews & BBQ

6:30 pm Doors Open

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Live Music from The Sugar Thieves

Friday, August 27 – Jazz Under the Stars

6:00 pm Doors Open

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Live Music from House of Stairs

Admission is $40 per person, inclusive of live music and tapas. No reservations required, tickets are sold at the door the night of each event. Specialty beverages will be available for purchase.

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Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

junk in the trunk vintage marketJunk in the Trunk Vintage Market returns in 2021 with more than 150 vintage curators and handmade artisans from across the country to provide over 120,000 square feet of shopping enjoyment!  The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market maintains its reputation for featuring quality vendors selling unique items and inspiring design, the market continues to be a popular attraction for vintage enthusiasts across the Southwest.

In addition to the inspiring booths full of all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will also feature live music, delicious food, drinks, photo-ops, and unlimited design inspirations.

LOCATION: WestWorld of Scottsdale,  16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

DATES: April 23rd-25th, 2021

TICKETS: Visit JunkInTheTrunkVintageMarket.com for tickets and opening times

Need a new home for all your new treasures? Call us today to find your next dream home!  Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Hot Air Ballooning Over the Valley

Springtime is here and hot air balloon flights in Phoenix are at their best!  Hot air balloon rides are an incredible way to see the beauty of the desert. Is hot air ballooning on your Arizona bucket list? Check out these local Arizona hot air balloon experts to book your flight today!

www.apexballoons.com

www.firebirdballoons.com

www.2flyus.com

If you see your dream home while you’re floating in the sky, give us a call once you’re back on the ground! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

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Hike Camelback Mountain

Camelback MountainCamelback Mountain is a world-famous icon that defines the northeast horizon of Phoenix. Camelback Mountain takes the shape of a giant camel that gently lays and touches the borders of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley. At its base is a blend of luxury homes, resorts, and golf courses. For those who want more than to admire Camelback Mountain from afar, there are two trails to challenge yourself. It’s a popular spot for hikers, rock climbers, and tourists alike with over 300,000 people hiking the mountain every year. Both trails reach the 2,704 feet summit. Echo Canyon and Cholla trails are rated “strenuous” for good reasons, so be prepared. There are about 200 annual search and rescue efforts in Phoenix, with the majority of those happening at Camelback Mountain. My family and I hike the Echo Canyon trail at least once a year, although we have never witnessed anyone being rescued, we have a friend who works for the Phoenix Fire Department who can talk all day and night about the rescues he has done on Camelback Mountain. Following the signs, knowing your limits and staying hydrated are the keys to staying safe on Camelback Mountain, as well as any hiking trail.

Echo Canyon Trail
Enter Echo Canyon Parkway east of Tatum Blvd. off of McDonald Drive. Parking is often limited. The trail ascends through spectacular sandstone rock formations with views from the summit into Greater Phoenix. The Echo Canyon Trail is 1.2 miles each way with an elevation gain of 1,264 feet.

Cholla Trail
There is no trailhead parking, street parking limited at Invergordon and 64th Street. Hikers must walk up the south side of Cholla Lane. Cholla Trail is only recommended for experienced hikers because of its steep, rocky sections with drop-offs on both sides of the trail. The Cholla Trail is 1.5 miles each way with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet.

Have you hiked Camelback Mountain? What’s your favorite trail?

 

Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches

This Halloween will be looking different than years past, but Valley pumpkin patches are open to keep the Halloween spirit alive! Here is your guide for everything you need to know about the best local pumpkin patches, but we suggest calling each Pumpkin Patch for hours and admission prices before planning your trip because as we have learned this year, things can change quickly!

MacDonald’s Ranch
Annual Pumpkin Festival

26540 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-585-0239
Open October 3rd – November 1st

A longtime North Valley favorite, this patch is located in North Scottsdale. Take a train or hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkins and enjoy the activities.

Pioneer Living History Museum
All Hallows’ Eve Trick-or-Treat

3901 W. Pioneer Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85086
623-465-1052
Open October 24th

Enjoy spooky Halloween fun at Pioneer Living History Museum. Trick-or-treat in the decorated village, take a haunted trolley ride, and so much more!

Vertuccio Farms
Corn Maze and Fall Festival

4011 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
480-882-1482
Open October 1st – November 1st
With a 7-acre corn maze, duck races, train rides, a petting zoo, giant jump pad, and much more, there is plenty to keep the entire family entertained.

Schnepf Farms
Pumpkin and Chili Party

24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-987-3100
Open Every Thursday – Sunday in October

Throughout October, Schnepf Farms will offer fun fall activities such as hayrides, a 4-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pig races and, of course, chili. Fireworks light up the sky Friday and Saturday nights.

Mother Nature’s Farm
Halloween Pumpkin Patch

1663 E. Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-892-5874
Open September 26th – October 31st

A pumpkin with every child’s admission at this family-owned farm! After decorating their pumpkin, kids can enjoy the air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals, and Alexander’s Adventure Maze. You are also able to bring in your own picnic lunch if you don’t wish to purchase food.

Tolmachoff Farms
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days

5726 N. 75th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85303
602-999-3276
Open October 1st – November 1st

This West Valley farm has something for the whole family. Admission includes a family & mini maze, petting zoo, play areas, jumping pillow, bounce house and optional train rides.

Rocker 7 Farms
Farm Patch Fun

19601 W. Broadway Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326
623-208-8676
Open October 9th – October 31st

This family-owned pumpkin patch boasts a crop maze, sunflower field, hay wagon ride, an educational barn and a kid-friendly activity area.  Enjoy a day of not only playing in a pumpkin patch but learn all about farming and agriculture!

At Home Date Night

Even though restaurants and activities have begun to open up post coronavirus stay-at-home orders, many people are still comfortable staying home. But staying home doesn’t mean you have to skip out on Date Night. Below are 10 fun ideas for at home date nights!

Play the Newlywed Game! See how well you really know one another. Have prizes for every correct answer. Check out some fun questions here.

Make it a theme night! Choose a theme and center everything you do around it. For example, if you choose an Italian theme, you could eat spaghetti and gelato, then watch a movie like The Italian Job or Life is Beautiful. Some other fun theme ideas: Mexican, Asian, Christmas, Kid’s theme, 1950’s (or any decade), etc, etc.

Have a romantic candle light dinner. It doesn’t matter if you are eating hot dogs and macaroni and cheese because anything eaten by candlelight is romantic.

Have a fondue night. Don’t have a fondue machine? No worries! You can melt chocolate or other dipping sauces in a slow cooker or even on your stove top!

Play “Would You Rather?” You will learn a lot about a person that you never knew when they are faced with a crazy question. Find questions here.

Host a Book Club for 2! Check out two copies of the same book at the library and discuss the book as you read it.

Have a movie marathon. Pick a theme of an actor, genre, or series and watch as many as you can. If you fall asleep, you can always pick up where you left off in the morning.

Break a record! Find a record in Guinness Book of World Records and spend the night trying to break it. Try doing it together as a team or make it a competition and compete against each other to see who has the better record.

Write out the story of how you met and fell in love. Or better yet- video tape it! Your kids and future posterity will be so grateful and it is so fun to go back and read (or watch) years down the road. It’s amazing how much you will forget!

Online home shopping. This is our favorite game! (Wink, wink!) Shop homes for sale online and pick out your favorite and least favorite room of each house.

Did you find your next dream home playing “online home shopping”? Give us a call to schedule a showing! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Arabian Horse Since 1955 the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has been entertaining horse enthusiasts while raising funds for charity. The largest event of its kind in the world is held at WestWorld of Scottsdale and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. The 2020 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place from February 13th to 23rd.

In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, family-focused events, and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art. Free activities that cater to the entire family include ‘Meet an Arabian Horse’, ice cream socials, Paint-A-Pony ceramic horse painting, art contests, behind-the-scenes barn tours, educational round pen demonstrations and much more. Additional activities for a nominal fee will include pony-rides, petting zoo entry and camel rides.

There are sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening. View the full schedule and purchase tickets at: www.ScottsdaleShow.com

Do you know of anyone moving to the Scottsdale area?  We’d love to help you or your friends find a home that meets their needs and lifestyle. Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477