CAVE CREEK MUSEUM UPDATE

CAVE CREEK MUSEUM
Honor the Past, Preserve the Present,
Educate the Future

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – The museum has many activities and needs to operate throughout the year but especially from October – May. We would love to have your help!

Corner of Basin & Skyline
480-488-2764
www.CaveCreekMuseum.org
Hours of Operation: October – May
Wednesday – Sunday 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday & Holidays

Saving Paws Rescue Event

Check Out this Event Below for Saving Paws Rescue Arizona!
March 19 and 20th – Stop in to help a great cause!
 
SAVING PAWS RESCUE
HELP US TO SAVE MORE LIVES BY ADOPTING!
non profit 501(c)(3)
 
 
As an all-volunteer organization, we are sometimes unable to answer inquiries immediately. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to respond.  

Foothills Food Bank Event Thank Yous

Just a quick shout out to all that came out to the City Creamery for “Ice Cream at Sunset” on March 2nd to help raise money for the Foothills Food Bank. It was a great night. We’d also like to thank the raffle prize donors including the Prickly Pear Inn, Rancho Mañana Golf Club, JH Grass Fed Beef and Mongrel Design Interiors. We look forward to doing it again soon!

Carefree Spirits Distillery

It was recently announced that the former Elysian Desert Distilleries has now changed its name to Carefree Spirits Distillery. Renea McQuiggan, President of the company said, “We are very excited to expand our operation in the same town where Carefree Bourbon and Chakra Vodka came to life.”

McQuiggin also stated the company purchased a 1-acre parcel of land in Carefree on Cave Creek Road just South of Tom Darlington. “This parcel is in an amazing location for the company to build  the distillery bottling plant, tasting room, gift shop and event center. We believe this will become a distination location as the company expands its production to a national level,” she said. It is anticipated that the new distillery operations could open by the middle of 2022.

The Carefree Spirits tasting room is located at 6201 E. Cave Creek Rd, Suite C in Cave Creek with hours of operation of: Tuesday – Thursday, Noon-8pm, Friday and Saturday, Noon – 9pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed on Mondays. https://elysiandesertdistilleries.com

Ice Cream Fundraiser

Everyone loves ice cream and nobody does it better than The City Creamery in Cave Creek! The Cave Creek Visitor’s Guide publisher, Dale Samar, has teamed up with Chelsea Flaherty from The City Creamery to help raise money for the Foothills Food Bank on Tuesday, March 2nd from 5 – 7pm. Please come out to support all the businesses in the Prickly Pear Plaza and have some of the best ice cream in the country to help our local food bank! “I’ve been a regular at The City Creamery since they opened so I wanted to make sure everyone in town comes out to enjoy ice cream the way I do,” said Samar. “It’ll be a great evening to sit outside and enjoy the sunset along with some delicious, hand-crafted ice cream in Cave Creek”

Cave Creek Live Music

My heart really goes out to all the professional musicians that have suffered with all the lost income from live music that just couldn’t happen during the pandemic.
 
However, there are still some local venues in the area that have either continued or brought back live music that is so desperately needed for these artists to survive. Although you may have to remain in your seat with less dancing on the tables tolerated, you can still enjoy the sound of live music with a beverage in hand. Please join us in supporting these musicians and establishments during the upcoming months when many of them can perform on the patios or other safely spaced areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A special THANK YOU to Sticks Cigar Lounge for supporting live Comedy over the past 4 months! They also have some live music – check with them for details
 
More Area Events will be announced soon!

STICKS GOLF & CIGAR LOUNGE IN CAREFREE FEATURES THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!

There is a great new option for football fans in the Carefree – Cave Creek area with Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge recently becoming home for Kansas City Chiefs fans! We have Kansas City Barbecue during every Chiefs game, supplied by Phat Turtle Barbecue . It’s $15 a plate for the piled-high best barbecue you’ll have west of Kansas City!

We have nine widescreen TVs and the full NFL package, so there’s sure to be a seat for the game you want to see. There’s also an outdoor patio with television and a stunning view of Black Mountain.

We also serve wine and beer of course, and have the best humidor in metro-Phoenix. Our lounge is fully ventilated with a powerful HVAC unit that includes two specialized ‘smoke eater’ filters, so that while you will certainly enjoy a smoke, you won’t be bothered by smoke. With plenty of parking both front and back, Sticks is a convenient and relaxing place to have a drink and watch the game!

(And if you feel like hitting the links, our golf-simulator room stands ready for you to hit some drives on any of thirty famous courses!) For golf instruction, contact PGA Life Member, Dale Samar.

A Short History of the Chiefs

The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In 1963, the team relocated to Kansas City and assumed its current name.

The Chiefs joined the NFL as a result of the merger in 1970, and had early success, winning the SuperBowl in 1969, with players like quarterback Len Dawson and powerful defensive players like Bobbie Bell and Emmitt Thomas, and of course, Coach Hank Stram. Although always a contender, the Chiefs didn’t make back to the Superbowl until 2019, where under the skilled leadership of Andy Reid, and led by second year phenom quarterback Patrick Mahomes, they again captured the Lombardi Trophy!

Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge is located at 37555 Hum Road in Carefree, Arizona.  Sticks is the only premium cigar lounge in Arizona that features indoor golf, a laser shooting range, and a member’s only lounge.  See our web site (www.sticksgolf-cigarlounge.com) for additional details. For directions, click HERE.

Sticks Golf & Cigar Lounge
37555 Hum Road – Suite 109
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-575-0993

New Tasting Rooms

Premium Bourbon and Vodka from Carefree & Cave Creek

With two tasting rooms within a few miles, Elysian Desert Distilleries has quickly created a buzz within the Cave Creek and Carefree communities. However, the process of producing Bourbon and Vodka takes time. The Carefree Bourbon that you drink today has been aged in charred oak barrels for years which allows for the perfect taste to be derived from the mixture of corn, rye and malt developed under the watchful eye of Renea and Michael McQuiggan.

The story of this journey to produce a high-quality brand of spirits actually began generations ago when Renea’s grandfather started acquiring farmland in north east Kansas with some of the finest soil in the country. This soil helps produce a superior quality of crops for the main ingredients that are now used in the premium products of Carefree Bourbon and Chakra Vodka.

Abigail Merritt, Renea’s daughter, developed the idea for this line of Vodka. Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or ‘circle.” Chakras are dynamic energy pockets that control and energize the vital organs of the body both physical as well as mental. Each flavor of Chakra Vodka contains ingredients that are meant to coincide with each Chakra within the energy wheel. For more information, please visit: www.elysiandesertdistilleries.com