Looking to get out and about? Check out these upcoming events in nearby Cave Creek and Carefree.

Holiday shopping is alive and well!
American Legion Post 34 has planned a Craft Fair & Bake Sale, which will be open to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 34, located at 6272 E. Cave Creek Road. The fair and sale will feature amazing vendors, raffle items, and homemade baked goods. All proceeds support veterans and their families in need.

Still in the mood to shop? Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church will hold its 14th annual Christmas bazaar on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 36811 N. Pima Road in Carefree. This popular community event, which features more than 60 vendors offering homemade items, supports Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. In addition, the bazaar will showcase a wine bistro on Friday, November 12 between 2 and 5 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the event will feature Sweets & Treats bakery, a mini Book Nook, Joyful Grounds Café, and food trucks for attendees to enjoy. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the food bank and consider a monetary contribution.

Out with the old, in with the new
On Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public is invited to participate in the eighth annual Reduce, Renew, Recycle event to benefit Foothills Food Bank, sponsored by United Healthcare and Hayden Electric. The shredding and recycling event will be held at 6061 E. Hidden Valley Road (public parking lot near the food bank) in Cave Creek. Donations of cash, checks and food for the food bank are appreciated.
Items for donation or disposal are:
• Document shredding
• Prescription/drug/medicine disposal
• Computer/hard drive disposal
• Used paper books
• Clothing donations
• Other items include: housewares, plastic, cardboard, and small electronics

No furniture, tires, or hazardous materials.

Giving back to veterans
Helping Arizona’s veterans is the mission of American Legion Post 34. Therefore, throughout the month of November, Legion Post 34 will honor the fallen and support the future of local veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families and children with medical and financial needs during National Poppy Month. The Legion’s auxiliary is partnering with businesses in Cave Creek, Carefree and nearby communities to distribute poppies, and request donations, so the community can assist veterans in need.

By wearing a poppy, citizens honor every service member who has died in the name of liberty, freedom and democracy, and supports veterans for generations to come. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed by those who fought and those who continue to fight for our country following World War. In 1920, the poppy became the memorial flower of The American Legion. Arizonans can look for the poppy cans at their favorite local businesses or at American Legion Post 34, which is located at 6272 E. Cave Creek Road.

Cave Creek Museum spaghetti fundraiser planned
The Cave Creek Museum will benefit from an evening spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, November 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be held at Harold’s Corral, located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek.
Tickets are available at the museum. Tickets purchased by November 14 are $18 for adults and $9 for children ages 5-11; no charge for children under five. Tickets purchased after this November 14 will cost $20. For more information, call the museum at 480-488-2764.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited to benefit Cave Creek At the Museum
Creedence Clearwater Revisited is the theme and tribute for an exciting fall fundraiser at Harold’s Corral to benefit the Cave Creek Museum. The event takes place on November 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m. (show begins at 7:30 p.m.) at Harold’s Corral, located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek.

Randy Linder, an artist recognized as one of the nation’s premier tributes to John Fogerty and the voice behind the unmistakable and popular sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival, will perform. Ticket prices are $55 and $75. VIP tables of 10 are $600. For more information, call the museum at 480-488-2764.

History comes alive
The Cave Creek Museum will offer demonstrations of its stamp mill on the second Saturday of each month through May 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Evelyn Johnson, interim executive director, says the museum will start up its incredible stamp mill, water tower, mineral panning, blacksmithing and more for these monthly events.

“Cave Creek Museum is proud to feature Arizona mining history,” says Johnson. “Our historic stamp mill and tramway is from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona within five miles of its original site. We want people to come and experience how gold mining was done.”

The stamp mill will be operated on the second Saturday of each month during the museum’s 2021-22 season. For more information, call the museum at 480-488-2764.