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3 White Mountain Symphony Orchestra presents a classical concert featuring student concerto competition winners. 7 pm at NPC Performing Arts Center in Snowflake. Info: 928-536-6350 or www.wmso.org.
10 Pet Allies Wellness Clinics. (3/10 & 4/7) Low cost vaccines, micro chips, licensing and wellness exams. 1-4 pm at the Pet Allies Clinic. For more information, please call 928-532-1602 (M-F).
10 Day of Discovery “Whispers of Spring” to be held at Solterra Senior Living in Lakeside from 11am to 4pm. Free admission, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes and Gifts. At this event you will get a sneak peek at Spring. Vendors will be offering a look at new spring merchandise and things to help your garden grow.
10 Barbershop and Big Band Concert at Northland Pioneer College Performing Arts Center in Snowflake. This program will include the area’s two barbershop choruses: the High Country Chorus under the musical direction of Denny Shankland, and the White Mountain Belles, directed by Alan Beste. The “big band” portion of the program will feature the White Mountain Big Band. Info: 928-536-6350.
10 & 17 Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month Lecture & Slide Show “Petroglyph Appreciation & Context.” Interested in petroglyphs? Would you like to see LOTS of really neat petroglyph images? This informative and colorful presentation addresses some important issues for petroglyph viewing today: historical perspectives and world context, respect and preservation, terminology and usage concerns, site etiquette and a few related laws. Photographs of area petroglyphs that are available for public viewing will be featured as well as others from around the state. A viewing list will be provided. This FREE presentation will be given twice in March. Casa Malpais Museum and Archaeological Park (928-333-5375), 418 E. Main St. Springerville, AZ; March 10 (Saturday) 1-2:30 pm, Petrified Forest National Park (928-524-6228), Painted Desert Visitor Center March 17 (Saturday) 10-11:30 am
13 or 14 “Cooking ‘Fun’damentals – Basic Principles” with Blue Apron Cooking School. 10:30 am. You’ll come out of this class knowing how to correctly chop an onion, bone a chicken breast, make rich stocks, emulsify a dressing, basic knife skills, how to measure correctly, and most important – how to properly read a recipe. Putting these new talents to work, you’ll make classic French dishes, such as, Crudities with Homemade Green Goddess Dressing, French Onion Soup, Chicken Breasts Supreme, Peas Braised with Lettuce & Onions, Gougeres, Chocolate or Grand Mariner Soufflé. $45 Info: www.blueaproncooks.com.
17 Special Afternoon Tea at Blue Apron Café. A Traditional Tea, in an elegant setting. Located at 2671 Porter Mountain rd. Lakeside AZ (inside the Red Door Consignment Store). Info: 928-369-4664
17 Kick Off Spring with St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run in Show Low. Celebrate spring and enjoy the fresh air with a St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run, featuring a 5K run (open to all ages) and a half-mile kid’s fun run, on Saturday, March 17, at Nikolaus Homestead Park, 101 East Mills in Show Low. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the kid’s run at 8:30 and the 5K run at 9:00. Pre-register online at www.showlowaz.gov or at Show Low city hall, 180 North 9th Street. The event is sponsored by the Show Low Parks and Recreation Department. For event details or more information, call (928) 532-4140 or log on to www.showlowaz.gov.
20 or 21 “Spring Luncheon Buffet” with Blue Apron Cooking School. 10:30 am. Just around the corner are so many special opportunities to shake off the winter blues and celebrate the arrival of Spring – St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day, just to name a few. We’ll make such delights as, Bacon-Arugula Apple Bites, Salmon-Ginger Cakes with Orange-Miso Dressing, Crab, Asparagus & Lemon Risotto, Egg Salad-Chive & Pancetta Tea Sandwiches, Ham- Gruyere & Dijon Palmiers, Warm Mushroom Salad, and Ice Cream Cookie Cups. $45. Info: www.blueaproncooks.com.
24-25 Tour d’Artistes in Fountain Hills. The Fountain Hills Art League will be sponsoring the first annual “Tour d’Artistes” fundraiser, an art studio tour, on Saturday & Sunday, March 24th-25th, 2012 from 10 am – 4 pm. A “Tour Passport”, good for two days, is $20 per person. The Artists’ Reception for ticket holders will be on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 from 5-8 pm at the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery, 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills. Tickets will be available for purchase at the reception. The tour provides an intimate view of artists at work. Guests will have the opportunity to visit 15 studios with over 35 artists. Enjoy artist demonstrations, music and finger food along the route. Have your “Passport” stamped at each studio and be eligible to win an original collaborative art piece by Fountain Hills Art League artists. Proceeds of the event will go toward scholarships to Fountain Hills High School seniors wishing to advance their studies in the art field, as well as to the Fountain Hills Middle School and Fountain Hills Charter School to promote art programs. For tour and ticket information: http://www.fountainhillsartleague.com; Joan: 480-837-7712.
6 SNOWFLAKE/TAYLOR EASTER EGG HUNT - will be held at the Snowflake Golf Course for children in elementary school age and under (Prizes for 1-2 yr olds, 3 –4 year olds, K & 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grade), starting at 10 am. (If no school then will be on April 6 but if school then will be on April 7)
7 Pet Allies Wellness Clinics. Low cost vaccines, micro chips, licensing and wellness exams. 1-4 pm at the Pet Allies Clinic. For more information, please call 928-532-1602 (M-F).
7 White Mountain Horseman’s Association Gymkhana at Taylor Arena. Barrels, Speed Barrels, Washington Poles, and Jackpot: Barrel Back Thru. Books open at 10 am with start at 11 am. Info: Clovis @ 928-243-0381.
10 Day of Discovery “Spring Renewal” to be held at Solterra Senior Living in Lakeside from 11 am to 4 pm. Free admission, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes and Gifts.
12 Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sponsorship Auction & Dinner. Sponsored by: Red Devil Pizza, Pinetop Country Club, Run to the Pines Car Show, and Rich Crockett Investment Services. Located at the Pinetop Country Club from 6 pm – 9 pm. $40 per person, $75 per couple, $350 per table of 8. Info: 928-367-4290.
13 Classic Movie Nights at NPC. Psycho (1960). Certainly Alfred Hitchcock’s most unrelenting exercise in terror, it remains one of the most terrifying films of all time. $5 admission includes FREE popcorn and a drink. 7 pm. Info: (800) 266-7845.
13 AAWM and Northland Pioneer College will again present National Poetry Night on Friday evening. Those of you interested in reading your own or your favorite poems, call Kay Alderson (928) 241-2194.
14 St Anthony Island Getaway. 5:30 pm. Torreon Golf Club Dinner, Dancing, Auction & Fun. Call 537-4497 for info and reservations.
14 Contestants compete for cash prizes at 4th annual NPC SGA Talent Contest. 7 pm at the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.First prize $500. The show will feature singing, dancing and comedy routines. The competition is open to the general public of all ages. Contestants will be divided into two ages groups: 5 to 13 and 14 & up. $8 at the door, $6 by calling the box office at 928-536-6250.
16 Special Guest Chef Demonstration at 10:30 am. Blue Apron Cooking School presents Doug McCullough, Executive Chef at the Chalet Restaurant. $50. Info: (928) 369-4664.
21 Classic Cookware cooking demonstration. “Pasta” 8:45 – 10:45 am. $5 admission. Reservations are required at 928-537-7687.
26, 27, 28 NPC Production of Edges. An exciting modern musical theatre song cycle exploring the world of burgeoning young adults asking coming of age questions. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Under the direction of new Music Director Julie Neish. All performamces feature a complimentary dessert reception following the show. Advance tickets: $8. Info: Box office: (928)536-6250.