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Musical, Holiday
"A Christmas Carol"
We’ve taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in beautiful original melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood. Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present a new musical adaptation, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This delightful musical, an original adaptation written by Fountain Hills Artistic Director Peter J. Hill, with music and lyrics by Peter J. Hill and Jay Melberg, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.
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Talks/Lectures, Meeting
"Everyone Has a Story" Book Club
The Holland Center and the Desert Foothills Library have formed a book club! Each month we will be reading a biography, memoir, or autobiography and come together to talk about the person's life. Everyone is welcome! November's subject is: Carol Burnett
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Animals,For the Family
"It's Feline A Lot Like Christmas" Cat Show and Adoption Event
Get ready for the largest cat show and adoption event of the year. All About Animals Rescue will be onsite with over 49 adoptable felines. Share far and wide because this is the premier CFA Arizona Cat Show (and adoption event). Breeds available for adoption will include: Norwegian Forest Cat, Ragdolls, Balinese, American Shorthair, Egyptian Mau, Siamese and more, along with many adult and kitten mixed breeds. Laid back "meet and greet" experiences will feature about 40 cats each day. Cat and/or dog intros will be available, just ask any staff with an All About Animals Rescue shirt on if you need help. Amazing vendors, cat costume contest, cage decorating and fun for the entire family!
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'Surviving the Holidays' Seminar
Bittersweet memories. Loss of traditions. An empty seat at the table. The holiday season can trigger sadness and despair for people grieving a loss. Join us for a 2-hour seminar called Surviving the Holidays where you will see video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. For more seminar information, visit
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Community Event, General, Living History, Class/Workshop
`Olelo Hawai`i- mo`oku`auhau (genealogy)
Would you like to learn more about the Hawaiian Islands? Join Anake Kaipolani, otherwise known as Lizzie Renaud, for a cultural dance and language session honoring the islands of Hawai`i. Learn some Hawai`ian phrases, history, stories, and basic foot movements of a modern hula titled “Moloka`I Slide.” This program is for all ages. There is no charge to attend.
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Holiday Music
‘O Holy Night’ - An Organ Concert for Christmas
Mezzo-soprano Ariana Warren joins Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio in this musical celebration of Christmas. ASU School of Music events are subject to cancellation. Before making a special trip, please check the ASU School of Music Events website ( or the TUNE hotline (480.965.TUNE (8863)) for up to date information.
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Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, History/Science
“Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection” Exhibition
“Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection” features more than 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery, on exhibit for the first time. Spanning six centuries, the exhibition explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Among the historic and contemporary masterworks are 18 ceramics by Nampeyo of Hano, the most famous of the Hopi potters. Twenty-two other master potters are also represented in the exhibition, including Nampeyo’s daughters and other descendants. The ongoing exhibition will run through December 29, 2019 and includes approximately half of The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, one of the finest private collections of Hopi pottery, which has been gifted to the museum. Ceramics from the collection will be permanently featured in a new museum gallery, The Allan and Judith Cooke Gallery. Sponsored by the City of Scottsdale, the gallery honors the donor and his late wife, and the Hopi people whose tribal land lies in northern Arizona. A national treasure, this collection serves as a point of pride for the City of Scottsdale and the state of Arizona.
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Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop
14th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy and Update on Malignant Melanoma
This three-day course will provide the attendee with a multidisciplinary review of standard of care management practices and state-of-the-art advances in care of the patient with cutaneous melanoma. One day will focus on epidemiology, prevention, pathology, surgical treatment and advances in systemic therapy for patients with melanoma. Breakout sessions will focus on surgery, medical oncology, introduction to dermoscopy and basic dermatology surgery. Prestigious faculty will take the participant on a two-day in-depth immersion into dermoscopy for evaluating skin diseases including neoplasms and imaging of melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin lesions. Participants will develop practical skills that will enable them to be more comfortable approaching patients with atypical skin lesions. **New this year - Friday afternoon concurrent sessions will offer a Dermoscopy Basics track and an Advanced Melanoma track. The dermoscopy section is primarily targeted to clinicians, but NPs/PAs and residents with a focus on this field will find it valuable as well. The intended audience is dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists, physicians in internal medicine, family practice and general practitioners.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Parents/Parenting, Running
15th Annual Run for Ryan House
Come one, come all for the 15th annual Run for Ryan House featuring a 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Kiwanis Park. We invite you to get outside and spend the morning with us and assist in our mission to continue to provide world-class care and programs for the medically fragile children and families we serve as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. Event highlights include: • Runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, dogs, teams & virtual runners welcome • Shirt, bib, goodie bag, and a participation medal • Race Expo and awards ceremony • Sign up to create your personal fundraising page About Ryan House: With our world-class care and programs, we embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family, continuity of care from diagnosis to end-of-life, expert care provided by our prestigious care partners and highly-trained staff and a loving community that offers ongoing support and compassion. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter @ryanhouseorg and Instagram @ryanhouseaz and join us on Facebook @ryanhouseorg.
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15th Annual Tamal Festival
The Festival celebrates the rich tastes, smells and variation of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico. This unique event provides organizations & individuals with an opportunity to fundraise as Vendors. Highlights include a tamale contest, live local entertainment, vood and artisan vendors, and family activities.
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