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Phoenix Indian Center hosts Silver and Turquoise Ball

The Phoenix Indian Center announced details for this year’s Silver and Turquoise Ball. As an annual gala, the event raises money to support the non-profit organization’s social service programs, which include educational opportunities, employment assistance, cultural enrichment, youth leadership and community engagement. The event will take place on Saturday, April 11 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

This year’s event will feature amazing live entertainment and culturally significant food, which centers on the theme of “healing.” The dinner will be designed by Chef Nephi Craig, an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who has received national acclaim for his Native American-inspired dishes.

“We know that Chef Craig will provide a magnificent culinary experience for our attendees,” said Patti Hibbeler, CEO of the Phoenix Indian Center. “Combined with the live entertainment and the beautiful pieces that will be featured in our auctions, it will be a great night.”

The auctions include both live and silent buys, where guests will have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind Native American paintings, sculpture and jewelry. The silent auction will take place during the cocktail hour, which starts at 5:30. The live auction will take place during dinner.

Details at a Glance:

32nd Annual Sliver and Turquoise Ball

Saturday, April 11

5:30 pm – Cocktail hour and silent auction

7:00 pm – Dinner and entertainment

Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center

7700 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale

For tickets call 602-264-6768 x2900

Perched on the third-floor pool deck at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is an oasis in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with sweeping views of the city skyline, fresh cocktails and seasonal menu items perfect for enjoying poolside.

Some of the best staycations for the holiday weekend

You don’t need to go away for the holiday weekend when we have the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants right in our backyard.

You can forget about the flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically for local residents who want a staycation to get away from it all. The best part about it getting to experience the best Arizona has to offer? During the summer, the rates are very low.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix
The deals: “Night on the Town” includes accommodations and $25 gift card to Copper Blues starting at $129. “$102 and a Round of Brew” includes accommodations and a round of four beers at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. “Sweet Dreams” features accommodations, “Some Day, Some Night” children’s book by local author Jack Guinan, milk and cookies starting at $129. “Summer Getaway” offers accommodations, $10 iTunes gift card and two welcome cocktails at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden starting from $129.
To book: (602) 253-6633 or hotelpalomar-phoenix.com

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
The deal: The Splash Into Summer package is available May 21-Sept. 3. From just $169 per night, guests get a deluxe room (50 percent off second room), free dinner in SWB for one child with each paying adult, free golf for kids ages 15 and under, 50 percent off Camp Hyatt each day for up to two children per room, and access to the resort’s 2.5-acre water extravaganza complete with 10 pools and three-story, high-speed waterslide.
To book: (480) 444-1234 or scottsdale.hyatt.com and reference rate code SSPLSH

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
The deal: The “Fling & Swing” package starting at $169 is available May 22 through Sept. 2. The summer package includes a daily $50 resort credit, free golf on Faldo and Palmer championship golf courses (after 3 p.m. day of arrival, 11 a.m. on for remainder of stay), free meals for kids 12 and under, free access to the Family Escape Center, free in-room Wi-Fi, complimentary appetizer or dessert daily with an entree and free tennis.
To book: familyflingandswing.com/

Kimpton’s Amara Resort & Spa
The deals: Amara offers two summer packages. “Rise & Dine” includes deluxe accommodations and a $25 daily dining credit starting from $339 per night. “Relax & Recharge” features deluxe accommodations and $100 daily spa credit starting from $339 per night. Packages valid now through December 31.
To book: (928) 282-4828 or amararesort.com

L’Auberge de Sedona
The deal: For the past 3 summers L’Auberge has had a “Drop it Like it’s Hot” deal that is geared towards Phoenix residents. As the temperatures heat up in Phoenix, Phoenician can escape the heat and drive North to Sedona and “Drop it Like it’s Hot.” At 4 p.m., L’Auberge takes the temperature on Oak Creek and compares it with the temperature at Sky Harbor. The difference will be the discount on your rate.
To book: (928) 282-1661 or lauberge.com

Lodge on the Desert
The deal: From May 27-Aug. 14, guests can get deluxe accommodations at $99 per night with breakfast for two (plus tax). Based on availability.
To book: (520) 320-2000

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
The deal: Dive into Summer Savings with Loews Best Rate. Rates start from $99 per night, May 21-Sept. 4, and some restrictions apply. Rates are also based on availability.
To book: (800) 235-6397 or loewshotels.com

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
The deal: Discover refreshing pools, water slides, complimentary kid’s meals, poolside activities, dive-in movies, all-suite accommodations, themed restaurants, children’s programs, championship golf and relaxing spa services for the ultimate in summer chill time. Rates starting from $89 per room, per night.
To book: (602) 943-7752 or pointehiltontapatiocliffs.com

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
The deal: Sanctuary offers the “For Arizonans Only” deal, which gives local residents 20 percent off the resort’s best available rate for a two-night stay or more. Guests must present a valid Arizona ID at check-in. Offer is valid June 1-Aug. 27. In addition, Sanctuary’s starting rates drop 45 percent — from $529 to $289 per night — beginning May 16.
To book: (800) 245-2051 or sanctuaryaz.com

Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center
The deal: Rates from $89, guests choose from the resort’s Stay Scottsdale, Play Scottsdale or Summer Seclusions “Kid Free Zone” packages. Available May 23-Sept. 1.
To book: (480) 991-9000 or TheScottsdaleResort.com

Talking Stick Resort
The deal: This summer, Talking Stick Resort is offering discounted hotel rates starting from $119 per night plus applicable taxes.
To book: (480) 850-7777 or talkingstickresort.com

The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
The deal: The Boulders beckons travelers to the “cool side of the desert,” where temperatures are typically10 degrees cooler than in the valley. Seasonal rates dip to $99 per night. When booking a stay, request the “Best of Waldorf Astoria Package” and receive $50 resort reward for each night of the stay. The Truly Boulders Package includes luxury Casita accommodations, daily $15/adult breakfast credit, 20 percent off spa services, complimentary parking and golf club/tennis racquet rentals for just $159 per night, double occupancy.
To book: (480) 488-9009 or theboulders.com

The Phoenician
The deal: Book and stay between May 30 and September 1 and be entered to win a two-night New Year’s Eve stay at The Canyon Suites, Arizona’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond hotel. Summer rates start at $159 per night.
To book: (480) 941-8200 or thephoenician.com/offers and reference rate code SUMMER

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
The deal: At The Plaza, enjoy luxury accommodations from $99 per night plus a $50 food & beverage credit for any resort bar, poolside café or restaurant.
To book: (480) 948-5000 or scottsdaleplaza.com

The Scottsdale Resort
The deals: “Stay Scottsdale, Play Scottsdale Summer Package” offers rates from $89 weekdays and $99 weekends and includes accommodations, $50 food and beverage credit and weekend movie showings in the Pueblo Theater. The “Kid Free Zone” package offers rates from $89 weekdays and $119 weekends and includes accommodations, $50 food and beverage credit and Saturday and Sunday full breakfast buffet for two in the clubhouse. Casita suites available starting from $149 weekday and $179 on weekends. Summer deals available May 23-Sept. 1.
To book: (800) 540-0727 or thescottsdaleresort.com

W Scottsdale Hotel
The deal: The W lets you kick back and take it easy with two special summer packages. The Vitamin W comes with sunglasses, sunblock, beach bag, a poolside pitcher of Vitamin W and a room. The Road Trip includes a $25 gas card, overnight valet parking, a USB car charger and a room. Rates are from $160 per night and available for stays May 11-Sept. 6
To book: (877) 782-0104 or wscottsdalehotel.com/specialoffers

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
The deal: Get Baja Bound starting at $99, Your tropical staycation includes a discount “passport book” with savings on all restaurants, spa, tennis, horseback riding and more.
To book: (520) 297-1151 or westwardlook.com

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino and Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
The deal: Gila River Casinos is a great place to stay and play! From June 1-Sept. 25, guests can stay at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino and Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino for rates starting as low as $69. The best gaming, dining and night life in the valley, Gila River Casinos offers all the hottest slots and best entertainment destination all under one roof.
To book: WinGilaRiver.com

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Sno-Cones with a Spike

Adults can play too this summer! The Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center is serving up snow cones for the kids and slushies for those over 21 poolside this summer. Especially cool at the resort’s adult-only pool complex, Seclusions, the Slushies come in four flavors:

Three Berry:  Ciroq Red Berry Vodka, Blackberry Syrup, Strawberry Puree    $7
Snow Ball:  Coconut Rum, Coconut/Pineapple Puree, White Crème De Cocoa, Toasted Coconut Shavings    $6
Derby Day:  Bulliet Rye, Mint Syrup, Old Fashioned Bitters    $6
Funhouse:   Cherry Vodka, Fruit Punch Reduction, Fresh Squeezed Lemon    $7

For more information, click here or call 800-540-0727.

The Scottdale Resort & Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale



At the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s 1st Annual Kitchen & Tasting Tour held on February 23, 350 ticket holders enjoyed exclusive tours of six upscale homes in North Scottsdale, sampled dishes by Valley chefs and viewed beautiful tablescapes. Attendees had an opportunity to vote for three category winners: Kitchen Design, Culinary Tasting and Tablescape.

The LRF Arizona Chapter is pleased to announce the results of the 1st Annual Kitchen & Tasting Tour People’s Choice Awards:

Best Tablescape – Designs by Zima, Bo Inuhihaangana and Adam Gettys

(818) 381-9462, designsbyzima.com

“Designs by Zima is both humbled and honored to have been part of the 1st Annual Kitchen and Tasting Tour. The Lymphoma Research Foundation brought together the homes, the food, and the designs to create a stunning event that will most certainly make a difference in the fight against Lymphoma. We are excited to see this event continue to grow!” -Bo Inuhihaangana and Adam Gettys

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Best Culinary Tasting – Creations in Cuisine Catering, Chef Tony Rea

(602) 485-9924, creationsincuisinecatering.com

Featured Dish: Frutti di Mare ~ Pan Crisp Scallop & Prawn over Roasted Cauliflower, Parsnip & Potato Mash, Lemon Caper & Crab Beurre Blanc

“Even though this was the first year the event was extremely well organized with attendance well beyond our expectations. The volunteers were friendly and helpful and everyone working in harmony to ensure success. Creations in Cuisine Catering participates in several events each year in support of various causes and the Lymphoma Kitchen and Tasting Tour is now a priority on our list. Thank you for inviting us to participate,” Chef Tony Rea.

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Best Kitchen Design – PHG Consulting & Design, Gretchen Palmer

(480) 515-0111, glp@phgltd.net

Pinnacle Peak Artful Remodel, North Scottsdale

“The Lymphoma Research Foundation Kitchen & Tasting Tour was an amazing inaugural event and we are proud to not only have been selected for the tour, but receiving the honor of ‘Best Kitchen Design.’ The event was flawless and the community support was inspirational for this worthy cause. Cheers to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. We wish you continued success with this event.” Gretchen Palmer

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Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s Arizona Lymphoma Workshop, which will be held on March 9, 2013 at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center. The Arizona Lymphoma Workshop is the premier patient education and networking forum in the region and will be attended by over 500 lymphoma patients and caregivers.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support we received for the event, especially from our wonderful partners, and are thankful for the funds raised for life-saving lymphoma research.” said Sherry Baker, LRF Chapter regional manager.

The LRF Lymphoma Workshop provides the latest information about lymphoma, current treatment options and support issues to members of the lymphoma community across the United States.