Despite all that has happened over the last year, our community has learned to pivot and to find new ways of doing what we have always done. And while we are all eager to get back to “normal”, some of these new ways may find a permanent place in our future.
Here are a few things we think you should check out.
BROADWAY IN THE HILLS
Be part of the fun when the community comes together in support of our local Fountain Hills Theater for an evening of music and song on Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 PM. Plenty of familiar personalities will sing alongside theater performers, including Mayor Ginny Dickey, past mayors, current and past council members, Chamber of Commerce staff, service club members, and so many more!
The evening is hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies, Liza Minnelli, performed by Patrick Russo, along with other celebrity impersonators. Individually wrapped appetizers from Phil’s Filling Station will be served and beverages will be available. To reserve your tickets for this outdoor event and help support our local theater, visit fhtaz.org/bih
FOUNTAIN OF LIGHT
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of our iconic fountain, local artist Brian Schader is bringing a new sculpture to our public art collection. This magnificent glass spire, inspired by our fountain, will sit proudly on the Avenue of the Fountains to greet visitors and residents as they approach one of the most frequented boulevards in our town.
The sculpture is sponsored by the Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association along with the Town of Fountain Hills and the Public Art Committee. You are invited to commemorate a loved one on the base of this 45-foot likeness of the fountain. Learn more about these commemorative spots at iLoveFountainHills.org/fountain-of-light
FOUNTAIN HILLS DAYS
Fountain Hills Days is making its debut on May 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is breathing new life into their annual Community Expo. It will combine the business expo with local food tastings, music, and activities for the kids.
DARK SKY INSPIRATION SERIES
Since a Dark Sky Festival could not be planned this spring, the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association pivoted to an online Dark Sky Inspiration series. Each month, they will release a new video. These will include presentations about dark matter from FHHS graduate Nick DePorzio, Mayan archaeoastronomy, and the Hubble space program. We will learn about Dr. Charles Jules who discovered over 500 asteroids from his backyard observatory in Fountain Hills. And Dr. Jeffrey Hall, director of Lowell Observatory, will share on a fun astronomical subject.
For more information about this ongoing series, visit FHDarkSky.com.