28 July 2014

Week in the Creek

It's another great week in this great town. What did you think of the storm we had last night? Here's a photo from Blake Williams and ABC15 of the beautiful lightning we experienced.


There's not too much going on, but check out the great business development events!

Monday July 28

Team Roping
7:00PM at Hogs N Horses Arena
6705 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Pick O The Litter
8:30PM at The Buffalo Chip
6811 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-9118

Tuesday July 29

Chamber of Commerce Evening Mixer
5:30 - 7:00PM at Cafe Bink
36889 N Tom Darlington
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-488-3381

$5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members

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Duffy King
7:00 - 11:00PM at The Hideaway
6746 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-595-0358

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Team Roping
7:00PM at Hogs N Horses Arena
6705 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331


Wednesday July 30

Barrel Racing
7:00 - 8:00PM at Hogs N Horses Arena
6705 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331


Thursday July 31

Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30AM at Harold's Corral
6895 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
480-488-3381

Early morning business building event. A great way to start your day with a great breakfast from Harold’s Corral and some motivation. 

$6 for Members, $10 for Non-Members

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Free Dance Lessons
7:00 - 8:00PM at Buffalo Chip Saloon
6811 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-9118

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Az Blues Project
7:00PM at Harold's Corral
6895 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
480-488-3381

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Pick O The Litter
8:30PM at The Buffalo Chip
6811 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-9118


Friday August 1

Happy August! CCUSD District Office is closed.

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Carefree Farmer's Market
9:00AM - 1:00PM at the Sundial Gardens
08 Sundial Circle
Carefree, AZ 85377

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Independent Film Festival 2014
10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Desert Foothills Library
38443 N Schoolhouse Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
480-488-2286

Least Among Saints (R)

A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another's last shot at redemption. (107 minutes)

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Bull Riding!
8:00PM at Hogs N Horses Arena
6705 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Bull Riding!
8:00 - 11:00PM at The Buffalo Chip
6811 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-9118


Saturday August 2

Wild West Show
8:00PM at Hogs N Horses Arena
6705 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Pick O The Litter
8:30PM at The Buffalo Chip
6811 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-9118

Sunday August 3

None

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23 July 2014

Way Back: Hohkam Indians

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The history in Cave Creek is deep. One of the most amazing things to see are the ruins of the Hohokam Indians. These Natives flourished by building dams to catch rainwater for crops then paired crops with hunting similar to how we function today.

They built canals and irrigation. They had homes, jewlery and dishes. It's amazing that when they left, they left behind a majority of their belongings. Miners who came to the area, found all of these things just as they left them.

Some believe the Hohokam completely died off, though based on the Hohokam name origination, it is believed the local Pima and Papago tribes are the decendents of the ancient tribes.

Read more about them on Wikipedia or visit the Cave Creek Museum.

22 July 2014

Where To-sday: Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum



Where most of Phoenix tears down to rebuild there is a little hidden gem full of history. The Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum showcases the way things once were.

As you pass through the gates, you will see real historic buildings that have been relocated to the property and people dressed in historic clothing with a ridiculous amount of knowledge.

Our favorite place to visit was the blacksmith. He knew so much, and it was fascinating listening to him while watching him make these beautiful pieces of art with fire and a hammer. There were candlesticks, horseshoes and other miscellaneous decor items all for sale in this barn filled with antiques.

Whether you are a teacher with a classroom full of students, a parent with a car full of kids or a group of friends, take some time to venture out into the Wild West.

Find them online: website or facebook

21 July 2014

Week in Cave Creek

Hey y'all! It's a new week in Cave Creek and here are some of the things going on in our town.

Monday July 21

Town of Cave Creek Town Hall Meeting
7:00PM at Cave Creek Council Chambers
37622 N Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Road construction continues on Cave Creek Rd. South of Carefree Hwy.

Tuesday July 22

Road construction continues on Cave Creek Rd. South of Carefree Hwy.

Wednesday July 23

Road construction continues on Cave Creek Rd. South of Carefree Hwy.

Thursday July 24

Road construction concludes on Cave Creek Rd. South of Carefree Hwy.

Friday July 25

Carefree Farmer's Market
9:00AM - 1:00PM at the Sundial Gardens
08 Sundial Circle
Carefree, AZ 85377

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Independent Film Festival
Short Term 12 (R)
10:30AM - 12:00PM at Desert Foothills Library
38443 N Schoolhouse Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 
480. 488.2286

Told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens — passionate, tough and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason. But Grace’s difficult past, her fierce independence and the arrival of a distraught new girl at the facility create complications that push Grace and Mason to the brink. In this unique love story the couple comes to embrace a surprising future together, discovering truth and humor in unexpected places. (96 minutes)

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Arizona History Dinner with Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier
5:00 - 9:00PM at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 
Phone: 480.488.8031
Cost: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18% gratuity.

No-host cocktails at 5:00PM.
Gourmet dinner served at 6:00PM sharp. 
History presentations/discussions at 7PM.

Dinner Includes:
Appetizer: Chicken fried baby back ribs, blackberry habanero BBQ, braised Anasazi beans and vegetable escabeche

Entrée: Bacon-wrapped buffalo & dried cherry meat loaf, roasted shallot & green chili gravy, cheesy gratin potatoes and wood-grilled zucchini

Dessert: Chocolate pots de crème with fresh whip cream and chocolate shavings served with sun-dried cherry and chocolate chip biscotti

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis, and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear.

New this year, a true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of one-man plays “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier” and “The Gentleman Doc Holliday.” He is a member of the Arizona Gunfighters, and will be presenting “A Life on the Frontier” July 23, 2014. Meet the man and not the myth the story didn’t tell!

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

Saturday July 26

Life along the Creek 
7:00AM - 9:00AM at Spur Cross
44000 N Spur Cross Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 
480.488.6601

Join interpretive ranger Kevin Smith for a look at the plants and animals that live in the riparian area along Cave Creek. The hike will take us through the Jewel of the Creek and along the lower Dragonfly Trail for a distance of approximately 1.5 miles.

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07 July 2014

This Week In Cave Creek

Back to the grindstone Creekers. Here's what's going on this week in our great little town.

Wednesday 9 July 2014


Members Bring an item to raffle and get to give a 30 second commercial about your business!! Raffle Tickets will be sold for prizes and a 50/50 drawing. $5 for members, $10 for non-members

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Friday 11 July 2014
Clay Mine Hike at Cave Creek Regional Park

From the site: Join us for adventure as we explore the Clay Mine. This will be an easy two mile hike (round trip). Once inside, we'll discuss the history of this mine and learn how its contents were used to "cure what ailed ya"!

We'll supply the hard hats. You bring water, a flashlight, & sturdy shoes. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot and follow the signs to the mine. This is an "open house" format, so you may come and go at your convenience during the designated time slot. The mine will be closed promptly at 12am.

Cost: $6 per car entry fee
Time : 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Address : Cave Creek Regional Park, 37900 N Cave Creek Pkwy, Cave Creek
Phone : 623-465-0431

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Friday 11 July 2014

Independent Film Festival - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (NR) (104 minutes)

From the site: In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng, upon learning of her desire to have another baby. 

At his sister's engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life of a younger, single gay man. 

When Stephen teases Weichung for his newly straightlaced lifestyle, dormant emotions are awakened in Weichung, setting him off on a quest for true romance and desire. Mandarin Chinese w/subtitles. 

Time : 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Address : Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek
Phone : 480-488-2286

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Friday 11 July 2014

Carefree Farmer's Market
Time : 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Address : SunDial Gardens

04 July 2014

Happy Fourth of July



We want to wish you a Happy Fourth of July! Send us photos of you and your friends tonight on Facebook or at GoCaveCreek at gmail.com


03 July 2014

Holiday: Fourth of July Check List

There is so much happening over the next two days. Here's a quick check list of the things you should have with you!
  • The Necessities
    • Phone
    • Wallet
    • I.D.
    • Keys
  • Stay Patriotic
    • Mini Flag 
    • American Clothing
  • Healthy
    • Bottle of Water
    • Sunscreen
  • For Late Night
    • Phone Number of a Taxi Service
    • Write your Hotel Address on a Piece of Paper
  • For Once You Get Home
    • Bottle of Water/Electrolyte Drink
    • Clothes to Change Into

Regardless of where you are tonight or tomorrow, remember, do not drink and drive. If you need a ride, here is a list of companies that will take your drunk ass home, safe. 

Discount Cab Free Ride Back Program - Gives drivers a free ride back to their car the next day, though drivers pay for cab ride home. Reservations for pick up required.
Phone: 520-388-9000
Hours: 24/7

Be My DD - A driver takes you home in your own vehicle
Phone: 1-877-823-6933
Hours: 24/7
Cost:

Designated Driver 2 You - Driver picks you up and takes you home.
Phone: 480-289-1156
Hours: 24/7
Cost: Free within a 10 mile radius of participating bars and restaurants. Other trips start at $30. 

DD 24/7 - A driver takes you home in your own vehicle. Serves Phoenix, Scottsdale and other locations in Maricopa County.
Phone: 602-743-6102
Hours: 24/7
Cost: $40 flat fee plus tip.

Designated Drivers, Inc. A driver takes you home in your own vehicle. Serves Phoenix only.
Phone: 702-456-7433
Hours: 24/7
Cost: $60 flat rate fee.

Zingo - A driver takes you home in your own vehicle.
Phone: 1-877-663-8429
Hours: Tu-Th 8PM - 2AM; Fr-Sa 8PM - 3AM
Cost: Pick-up: $25 + Each Mile: $3. Each additional stop: $5

02 July 2014

Holiday: Fourth of July Celebrations

The next two days are packed with food, fun and fireworks! Check out below where to go and what to expect!

Thursday 03 July 2014
Where: Harold's Corral
When: BBQ starts at 5:30PM
There will be face painting, shaved ice, and game truck
Live Music by Young Country and Crown Kings



Friday 04 July 2014
Where: Cave Creek Smokehouse
When: Fireworks start at dusk.
Live Music includes Dan Emrey in the Pour House & DJ Dex in the gallows

Reservations on the new front porch, $100 for 6-8 people

There's an extension of premises so food and drink will be allowed throughout Frontier Town where there will be additional tables set up as well as a buffet with pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs & hamburgers.

Where: 6424 E. Cave Creek Rd. 
When: Gates open at 5:30PM
Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Water Rides and a Kid Zone


01 July 2014

Holiday: Fourth of July Safety


This time of year is full of amazing adventures, though something that is overlooked is safety. The Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous times of year. Here are some tips to keep this holiday week safe.
  1. Swimming alone is never fun, or safe. Make sure to have a buddy in the water.
  2. Remember to always be responsible when mixing alcohol in your fun times. Never drink and operate a vehicle or boat.
  3. Cover your drinks and pack up food when you are done with it. This will keep the bugs away. If you are allergic to bites or stings pack the things you need incase it happens.
  4. Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.
  5. Follow these safety tips when using fireworks (check out the full list at http://www.cpsc.gov/fireworks): 
  • Keep kids away from fireworks. 
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. 
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.