What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend 9/25

Events

Summer Ends Music Festival
Fri. 09/25, times vary
Tempe Beach Park
The festival features some of today’s hottest recording artists, accompanying a wide variety of musical recording artists. $54-$135
more info   map

Beginner Flatwater Canoeing
Fri. 09/25, 6pm-8pm
Cabela’s, Glendale
A canoeing class that covers basic canoe skills and knowledge needed to enjoy the sport of tandem canoeing on flat water. $40
more info   map

Ballet Under the Stars
Fri. 09/25 & Sat. 09/26, 7pm
Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, Goodyear
Spend a relaxing evening under the gorgeous Arizona sky as Ballet Arizona presents classical and contemporary ballet in a casual setting.
more info   map

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Fri. 09/25, 7:30pm
Mesa Arts Center
Experience world-renowned Jazz during this fundraiser for MAC Outreach Programs. $75-$125
more info   map

Vertuccio Farms 2015 Fall Festival
& Corn Maze

Fri. 09/25-Sun. 09/27, times vary
Vertuccio Farms, Mesa
Enjoy a 7 acre corn maze, hay maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, pedal race cars, air pillow, wagon rides, food and more. $9
more info   map

Reading for Freedom 2015
Sat. 09/26, 10am-3pm
Mesa Riverview Park
A full day of reading fun, food, games, and literacy connections for schools and families.
more info   map

Scottsdale Quarter Fall Concert Series: The Rave
Sat. 09/26, 5pm
Scottsdale Quarter
Phoenix’s hottest variety rock band covers a wide variety of popular songs from the 50’s all the way up to current hits.
more info   map

It’s in the Bag
Sat. 09/26, 6pm
Phoenix Art Museum
The Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council is hosting its 7th annual fundraiser featuring signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and a silent auction. $65-$75 
more info   map

Night Nation Run Phoenix
Sat. 09/26, 6pm
Be An Artist Studio, Phoenix
Paint your own wine glass, or other glassware, while relaxing and enjoying a bottle of wine. $39
more info   map

Superheros
Sun. 09/27, 2pm
Phoenix Symphony Hall
Put on your best cape and get ready for the iconic music from your favorite superhero films and TV Shows. $11-$20
more info   map
     
     
            

Movies

Home showtimes and tickets In Theaters  Rated
Pawn Sacrifice      PG-13

The Intern
     
     PG-13
The Green Inferno         R

New DVD Releases
 
   Rated

Critics Say
Results   R      
Pitch Perfect 2 PG-13      
Cooties  R      


Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks
   

@ Padres
09/25 @ 7:10pm 
09/26 
@ 5:40pm 
09/27 @ 1:10pm 
MLBN  
Schedule
Arizona Cardinals

vs San Francisco 49ers
09/27 
@ 1:05pm
Schedule
ASU Sun Devils

Football
vs Tempe
09/26
 @ 7:30pm

Women’s Soccer 
vs Washington State
09/27
 @ 11:00am

Women’s Volleyball
vs Oregon State
09/27 @ 1:00pm
Schedule
Arizona Wildcats

Football
vs UCLA
09/26 
@ 5:00pm

Women’s Soccer
vs Washington State
09/27
 @ 4:00pm

Women’s Volleyball
vs Washington
09/25 @ 4:00pm
Schedule
NASCAR



Sylvania 300
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
09/27 @ 11:00am
Schedule
PGA TOUR

 
              TOUR Championship
              by Coca-Cola
              Atlanta. GA
              09/24-09/27
 @ times vary
              Golf Network
              Schedule


Weather

 Friday
 Clear 
 103º/78º
Saturday
Clear
102º/76º
Sunday
Clear 
   101º/75º


             

Home in 5 Buyer Assistance Program

“Home in 5” Program in Arizona

Home in 5 program may be for you!

Home in 5 program may be for you!

The “Home in 5” program is offered to homebuyers in Arizona and provides down payment assistance towards a home purchase. This program may not be used towards a refinance. All homebuyers qualifying for down payment assistance will receive 5% of the original loan amount to be used for down payment and closing costs.

  • May purchase anywhere in Maricopa county
  • $88,350 maximum income.
  • Purchase price limit $300,000.
  •  Military Special Incentive– Extra 1% towards costs or down payment.

Please contact me to find out more details about the Home in 5 program and if it may work for you!  602-451-7118

The Perks of Buying a Home in the Fall

If you’re a prospective homebuyer considering whether to purchase a home now or later, consider these points:

You can enjoy year-end tax breaks. Buying before the year’s out allows fall homebuyers to take advantage of tax breaks such as the mortgage interest and property tax deductions. “There are certain deductions that can be claimed by homeowners only,” explains 1040Return.com Founder John Gregory. “If you have taken out a homeowner’s loan, consider these deductions as Uncle Sam’s gift to you.” To learn more about the tax benefits available to homeowners, click here

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You’ll be home for the holidays – literally. As summer winds down after Labor Day, buyers transition their thoughts to the fall and winter holiday season. Many wish to settle in for the holidays and enjoy a new home during that time.

Also, remember interest rates are at an all time low!  

 

What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend 9/11

Events

Fall Kickoff Celebration
Fri. 09/11, 6pm-9pm
Hohokam Stadium, Mesa
Kickoff fall Youth Sports with a night of fun for the whole family with games, door prizes, food, and the opportunity to register for programs.
more info   map

Mesa Arts Center Season Kickoff Festival
Fri. 09/11, 6pm-11pm
Mesa Arts Center
The annual season kickoff festival features great food, street artists, demonstrations, dance lessons and more.
more info   map

Stand Up for Downtown Theater
Fri. 09/11, 6:30pm
Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix
The event will feature food, fun, and some of the area’s top comedians. Proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater’s Youth Outreach programs. $50-$100
more info   map

The Wiz
Fri. 09/11 – Sun. 09/13, times vary
Mesa Encore Theatre
This beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. $26-$29
more info   map

9/11 Commemoration Day
Sat. 09/12, 9am-1pm
Mesa Community College
The general public is welcome to join in on activities to remember those who were lost and celebrate with live musical entertainment, food, children’s activities, and veteran resources.
more info   map

Instant Improv Class
Sat. 09/12, 2pm
National Comedy Theatre, Phoenix
Work out your improv muscles with fun, fast paced Short Form scenes, games, and exercises. Perfect for beginners. $25
more info   map

Back to School Movie Night & Viewing Party
Sat. 09/12, 4pm
Phoenix International Raceway
This unique event will feature a viewing of the Richmond Race and the movie Cars. All inside the pit of the Phoenix International Raceway.
more info   map

Scottsdale Quarter Fall Concert Series: Vinyl Station
Sat. 09/12, 5pm-7pm
Scottsdale Quartet
Grab your friends and family and enjoy the beautiful fall weather while listening to a concert by Vinyl Station.
more info   map

Bugsy Malone, Jr.
Sat. 09/12, 2pm
Starlight Community Theater, Phoenix
Join Starlight Community Theater’s cast of Bugsy Malone, Jr. for a fun tongue-in-cheek tribute to the ’20’s gangsta films.
more info   FB   map

Yoga Rocks and Park Festival
Sun. 09/13, 11am-3:30pm
Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix
Browse the Vendor Village, take in a presentation, and enjoy a day of free yoga.
more info   map

Phoenix Presents: Girls Rock! 
Sun. 09/13, 2pm
The Newton, Phoenix
The event is all ages, and there will be live music, a raffle, and the screening of the movie Girls Rock! $6-$12
more info   map


             
                  Find a Concert This Fall

Movies

Home showtimes and tickets In Theaters  Rated
90 Minutes in Heaven      PG-13

The Visit
     PG-13
The Perfect Guy      PG-13

New DVD Releases
 
   Rated

Critics Say
The Age of Adaline   PG-13      
American Heist R      
7 Minutes NR      


Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks
   

vs Dodger
09/11 @ 6:40pm 
09/12 
@ 5:10pm 
09/13 @ 1:10pm 
MLBN  
Schedule
ASU Sun Devils

Football
vs Cal Poly
09/12
 @ 8:00pm

Women’s Soccer
U of A Tournament: 
vs Pepperdine
09/11
 @ 4:30pm

Women’s Volleyball
vs Gonzaga
09/13 @ 2:00pm
Schedule
Arizona Wildcats

Football
@ Nevada
09/12
@ 4:00pm

Women’s Soccer
Arizona Cats Classic
vs Texas Tech
09/11
 @ 7:00pm
vs Pepperdine
09/13
@ 1:30pm

Women’s Volleyball
Blackbird Invitational
at Long Island, NY
vs Syracruse

09/11 @ 1:30pm
@ LIU Brooklyn
09/12 @ 9:30am
vs Ohio State
09/12 @ 2:00pm
Schedule
NASCAR



Federated Auto Parks 400
Richmond International Speedway
09/12 @ 4:30pm
Schedule
PGA TOUR

 
              Resumes Next Week
             
 Golf Network
              Schedule


Weather

 Friday
Partly Cloudy 
 103º/79º
Saturday
Clear
105º/81º
Sunday
Chance of Thunderstorm
   104º/80º


        

What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend 9/4

Events

Eastmark’s Free First Friday Concert
Fri. 09/04, 6:30pm-9pm
Eastmark Great Park, Mesa
This First Friday Concert will feature Georgia Chrome performing chart topping country and old school Americana.
more info   map

Antigua National High School Golf Invitational
Fri. 09/04 & Sat. 09/05, 7:30am
McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale
This is a Boys and Girls 36-hole high school golf tournament that attracts many of the best teams in Arizona and around the country plus Canada.
more info   map

First Friday’s: Music
Fri. 09/04, 6pm-10pm
Heard Museum, Phoenix
Enjoy music composed by Native Students in the Native American composer Apprentice Project, and meet Navajo jeweler Vernon Begaye.
more info   map

Wicked
Fri. 09/04Sun. 09/06, times vary
ASU Gammage, Tempe
Come see Wicked, “a cultural phenomenon,” and Broadway’s biggest blockbuster live. $30-$150
more info   map

Through Each Others Eyes presents “Cactus & Coral”
Fri. 09/04Sun. 09/06, times vary
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
An 80-print photographic exhibit that showcases a cultural exchange between photographers from Arizona and Australia.
more info   map

Lucky Stiff
Sat. 09/05, 12pm
Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
A zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities and more. $38.70-$85.50
more info   map

Big House Music Festival
Sat. 09/05, 3pm
Paul Mason Sports Complex, Casa Grande
Support local artists and the community while enjoying live artists, games, great food, guest speakers, and vendors. $10
more info   FB   map

The Random Ginger
Sat. 09/05, 5pm
Scottsdale Quarter
This local band has been rocking the Phoenix scene since 2012 and are known for their acoustic soul and covers.
more info   map

Dueling Pianos
Sat, 09/05, 7pm
Zappone’s Italian Bistro, Gilbert
Enjoy an entertaining and lively evening of dueling pianos. Performing every first Saturday.
more info   map

#Water4Waves
Sat. 09/05 & Sun. 09/06, 1pm-3pm
Kiwanis Recreation Center, Tempe
Donate a case of water for St. Vincent de Paul, and receive free admission to the Indoor Wave Pool.
more info   FB   map

Memorial Services for Arizona’s Fallen Heroes
Sun. 09/06, 6:30pm
San Tan Mountain Regional Park, Queen Creek
Celebrate and remember the lives of Arizona’s Fallen Heroes with a candlelight service.
more info   map


             

Movies

Home showtimes and tickets In Theaters  Rated
The Transporter Refueled PG-13
A Walk in the Woods         R
Fantastic Four PG-13

New DVD Releases
 
   Rated

Critics Say
The Surface  NR        
Boulevard R        
Where Hope Grows PG-13        


Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks
   

@ Cubs
09/04 @ 11:20am 
09/05 
@ 11:20am 
09/06 @ 11:20am 
MLBN  
Schedule
ASU Sun Devils

Football
@ Texas A&M
09/05
@ 4:00pm

Women’s Soccer
Sun Devil Desert Classic

vs Stephen F. Austin
09/04 @
7:00pm

Women’s Volleyball
@ Fort Collins:
vs Colorado State

09/04 @ 7:00pm
vs Western Michigan
09/05 @ 11:00am
vs Northern Colorado
09/05 @ 7:00pm
Schedule
Arizona Wildcats

Football
Next Week

Women’s Soccer

Sun Devil Desert Classic
vs San Diego State
09/04
@ 4:30pm
vs Stephen F. Austin
09/06
@ 11:00am

Women’s Volleyball
Arizona Invitational
vs South Dakota

09/04 @ 6:00pm
vs Florida A&M
09/05 @ 10:00am
vs Cal State Northridge
09/05 @ 7:00pm
Schedule
NASCAR



Bojangles’ Southern 500
Darlington Raceway

09/06 @ 4:00pm
Schedule
PGA TOUR

 
              Deutsche Bank
              Championship

              Norton, MA
              09/04-09/07 @
              times vary
              Golf Network
              Schedule


Weather

 Friday
Partly Cloudy 
 94º/77º
Saturday
Clear
97º/79º
Sunday
Clear
   101º/81º