From the Lifestyle Committee

This is the time of year that numerous events and festivities take place within the Desert Ridge community for our residents and public, making this a fabulous area to live, work, visit and play. We are excited to announce the return of the Farmers Market on High Street every Sunday from 10 am to 1:30 pm. This market will bring a variety of healthy items from local farmers, various foods, music, chef demonstrations, and so much more.

Community Socials

All Lifestyle socials will be held on the second Tuesday of each month starting in October 2019 and ending in April 2020, on an RSVP basis only. The Meet and Greet socials are scheduled for the months of October, February, and April and Ladies Night Out will be November, December, January and March.

Our first Meet and Greet social started on October 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Majerle’s Sports Grill. This free social event gave our residents in the community an opportunity to come together to mingle with one another and meet new people. (Note: Residents are always responsible for purchasing their own beverages.)

Ladies Night Out will start on Tuesday, November 12th at Modern Margarita. The second social will meet on Tuesday, December 10th.

Due to an increase in attendance at our successful social events, there will now be a minimal charge of $7.50 per person for each social starting on November 12th. Payments for all social events must be made online through our website at desertridgelifestyles.com. We hope to see you there. Please note, venues are subject to change so check the website calendar and eblasts for current information and/or updates.

Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast

We are pleased to continue the annual Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast at Mimi’s Café on Monday, November 11th from 7 am to 10 am. Please watch our monthly eblast for more information and forward the details to your Desert Ridge friends and neighbors who have served to protect their country.

Mega Community-Wide Yard Sale

It’s that time of year again to support the semi-annual Mega Community-Wide Yard Sale. Our fall yard sale is community-wide and will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 7 am to 2 pm. Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona will have a donation truck available to collect all unwanted items from 12 pm to 3 pm at Cashman Park, located at Desert Ridge, 22222 N 44th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85050. All donations are tax deductible and support our 5 Desert Ridge Schools.

Coffee Club

This informal informational meeting is sponsored by AAA Landscape who has generously provided breakfast in a comfortable meeting setting for residents to gather and discuss matters of common interest and concerns. All meetings will be held at Cambria Hotel & Suites on the second Tuesday of every other month. Please join us on Tuesday, December 10th from 9 am to 11 am at Cambria Hotel & Suites, 4425 E Irma Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85050.

Holiday Lighting & Decorating Contest

The Lifestyles Committee will host the Twelfth Annual Holiday Lighting and Decoration Contest starting Monday, December 2nd and ending Friday, December 20th.  This is just one of our many signature events where residents can display their holiday creativity and artistry making Desert Ridge the must-see area of Phoenix for spectacular holiday lights. Homeowners may enter the contest by email to desertridge.az@fsresidential.com. More information can be found on the flyer in the Desert Ridge Lifestyles Holiday 2019 magazine and on the community website at desertridgelifestyles.com.

Holiday Trolley Tours

Our annual signature Holiday Trolley Tours will run on December 16th, December 17th, December 19th and December 20th.  The Holiday Trolley will depart and arrive on the southeast corner of High Street and 54th Street. The trolley on December 20th will depart and arrive at Reach 11 Sports Complex located at 2425 E. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85050. There will be four (4) days of trolley tours with three (3) trolleys each departing at 6 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets will be on sale beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Tickets can only be purchased online with a credit or debit card at desertridgelifestyles.com.

Snow Blast at Reach 11 Sports Complex

Come join us at our spectacular event at Reach 11 Sports Complex with a visit from Santa and his elf. We are happy to announce that we will have 100 tons of snow and festive holiday fun. There will be food trucks, holiday vendors, music, activities and more. This event will be on Friday, December 20th  from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Gates will open at 5:30 pm. More information will be given in this magazine and on the community website at desertridgelifestyles.com.