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October 2020

Kayzo Doghouse

October 9 @ 7:00 am - October 11 @ 12:00 am
5700 W. North Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85048

Fans enjoy a socially distanced experience in their own pods as Relentless Beats – Arizona’s leading dance music and EDM promoter – takes over Rawhide Events Center. The lineup includes Sullivan King and Tynan opening Oct. 9 and Yultron and Calcium on Oct. 10. The pods are clearly marked 8-by-10-foot spaces throughout the arena, each 6 feet apart. In addition to social distancing, organizers are requiring face masks and temperature checks upon entry into the…

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Golden Reef Stamp Mill

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cave Creek Museum
6140 Skyline Dr.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Watch history come alive with demonstrations of the state’s only fully operational 10-stamp ore-crushing mill. The museum is closed until Nov. 1, however, the campus grounds also showcase various pieces of equipment from the early mining days of Arizona and many agricultural tools used at local farms and ranches. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek,, 480-488-2764.

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Swing for the Kids

October 11 @ 8:00 am
Grand Canyon University Golf Course
5902 W. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ

The Love House Kids Program, whose mission is to break the cycle of child abuse, hosts this golf tournament, which includes on-course challenges, mulligans, raffles, lunch and a silent auction. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. $125. Grand Canyon University Golf Course, 5902 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix,, 602-980-0760.

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Classics in the Courtyard

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - October 18 @ 8:30 pm
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ

Bring a blanket or snag a socially distanced seat under the stars to enjoy such timeless Hollywood hits as Jaws, Oct. 11; Pretty in Pink, Oct. 18; and Forrest Gump, Oct. 25. Grab some takeout eats from Barrio Queen, Islands, Slices, Smashburger, Tikka Shack, Thirsty Lion or Flower Child for only $10 before or during the show by mentioning “Classics in the Courtyard Movie Meal” when ordering. Movies begin at 6 p.m., Barnes &Noble courtyard…

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Tour de Scottsdale

October 12 - October 18

This annual cycling event to support the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy converts to a virtual format this year. Participants can ride miles on their own on the official Tour de Scottsdale course, log miles around their own city or pedal at home on a stationary bike. In addition to the traditional 30-mile and 70-mile rides, the weeklong event introduces a 15-mile course and 5-mile family ride. Visit for registration details.

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Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 16 @ 10:00 am - October 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ

More than 1,000 whimsical, vibrantly colored glass pumpkins handmade by local artist Gregory Tomb highlight this inaugural fundraiser for Desert Foothills Theater. Glassblowing classes also are planned, offering insight into the craft. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale,, 480-488-1090.

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Race Against Cancer

October 17 - October 18

Participants are encouraged to run, walk or “snake” their way through local parks, neighborhoods or even on a treadmill as this eighth annual 5K fundraiser goes virtual this year. A commemorative T-shirt, drawstring bag and finisher medal will be available for drive-through pickup closer to the event. Benefiting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, proceeds are distributed to local nonprofits that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with cancer. $40,

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Off-Road Expo

October 17 - October 18
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ

High-flying, dirt-slinging racing demos are on tap at this expo, which features a wide array of equipment and gear for off-road racing, rock crawling, trail riding, sand sports, camping and adventure travel. Sa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance tickets are $16, adults; $6, children 6-12; free, children 5 and younger. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-312-6802.

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Virtual Walk-n-Roll 

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walkers and those in wheelchairs enjoy a day of walking, bike riding, hiking, swimming, kayaking or any other type of exercise as they raise funds and support children and adults affected by spina bifida. Check website for team prizes, incentives and registration. 9 a.m.-noon,, 602-274-3323. 

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Silt Casting

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
13555 S. Cross L Rd.
Mayer, AZ

Participants cast and create their own one-of-a-kind ceramic bell in this hands-on workshop. Led by Rob David, the class teaches the silt-cast ceramics process, including preparation of the silt beds, creation of the molds and pouring the clay slip. Guests also learn about drying the clay, processing and coloring the bells, carving principles and knife skills. The actual firing and assembly will be completed at a later date and participants’ work will be shipped to them. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.…

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