Alumni Night at Chase Field August 30 *After the D-backs vs. Rockies game, several alumni players will play a three-inning baseball game. Alumni expected to participate: Steve Finley, Luis Gonzalez, Travis Lee, Brandon Webb, Doug Davis, David Dellucci and Reggie Sanders among many more. www.dbacks.com/alumni
Kids eat FREE at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill August 24 to 30, lunch or dinner Paradise Valley - 4575 E. Cactus Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032 Desert Ridge Marketplace - 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 397-9510 *Free kids for 10 years and younger with purchase of an adult entree.
Gilbert 23 Rescue Mission Adopt and Foster August 23 Maricopa County Animal Control - West *Adoption fee: $20 for dogs 3 months and older and will include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations including rabies, and licensing. *Email: email@example.com *Donate: www.gofundme.com/bjkm6s
Best Used Clothes for Kids - Love Child Style Exchange 6444. S. McClintock Dr. Tempe AZ 85283 480-545-2868 www.lovechildresale.com
Hoopla Borrow free video, music, and audio books with your library card. For PC, tablet, or phone. Maricopa County Library 602-652-3000 www.mcldaz.org www.hoopladigital.com AZ Air Time celebrates 3-year anniversary Aug. 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 144, Scottsdale. Cost: $5 for kids; free for adults. 480-427-2000 www.azairtime.com *Complimentary refreshments and birthday cake will be served. *Appearance and performance from Princess Elsa and Anna from "Frozen" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. *Free face painting for the kids; DJ and teen dodge ball tournament from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Kid's Closet Connection semi-annual sale August 21-23 East Valley Center 240 W Warner in Chandler
Free clean-up equipment for Peoria residents Checkout: Thursdays from 7a.m. to 1 p.m. Return: Mondays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 623-773-7667 www.peoriaaz.gov/toollendingcenter *Show an ID with a Peoria address or a water bill *For other cities, check your city government offices
Sand pick-up at Phoenix Fire Stations: Station 11 2727 E. Roosevelt St. Station 26 3301 W. Rose Ln. Station 31 5730 E. Thunderbird Rd. Station 36 21602 N. Ninth Ave. Station 39 2276 W. Southern Ave. Station 40 3838 N. 83rd Ave. Station 43 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Station 48 5230 W. Happy Valley Rd. Station 49 3750 E. Dynamite Blvd. Station 52 21650 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix Streets Facilities (6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Southwest Division: 3045 S 22nd Ave. 602-256-3109 North Division: 138 E. Union Hills 602-262-6922 Southeast Division: 3828 E. Anne St. 602-262-6847 Central Division: 4020 W. Glenrosa 602-262-6717 *Citizens must supply their own bags and shovels.
Game Day Chef Challenge Submission and voting period ends on Sept. 30 *Use any food or non-alcoholic beverage item from a Chevron or Texaco station, take a photo and submit to www.thegamedaychef.com *Arizona's Regional cook-off: Oct. 26 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Open house to discuss parking at mountain trailheads Aug. 20, 6pm - 7pm Devonshire Senior Center 2802 E. Devonshire Ave. Phoenix, AZ
American Red Cross assistance: 1-800-842-7349 Donate to the Boys and Girls Club of metro Phoenix: bgcmp.org ? Help With VA Health Care, Benefits, Jobs August 13, 9am - 4pm Veterans Command Center American Legion Post 62 9847 W. Desert Cove Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345 Staffers from VA Phoenix Health Care System and the Veterans Benefits Administration's Phoenix Regional Office will be available to explain and assist with the benefits they administer.
notMYkid's “Back to School” Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign Through Aug. 16 For locations, go to notmykid.org/backtoschool
Crisis Line 1-800-631-1314 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Serving Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis
Dillon's BBQ free sundaes for Shark Week 4 valley locations *Students bring in hand drawing of favorite shark and get a free mini sundae. Drawing will help your teacher win $100 worth of new school supplies. www.dillonsrestaurant.com
Best Nostalgic Soda Fountain Phoenix 2013 - Bertie's Vintage 4041 E. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-955-0079 www.bertiesvintage.com D-Bat Baseball & Softball Academy of Peoria 8716 W. Ludlow Drive Suite 17 Peoria, AZ 85381 623-412-3228 www.dbatpeoria.com
The Arizona Cardinals Fan Fest August 2 at 1:20 p.m. University of Phoenix 602-379-0102 www.azcardinals.com
H20 for Heroes at Firehouse Subs Aug. 2 www.firehousesubs.com *Donate one case of bottled water in exchange for one FREE medium sub.
8th Annual Baby of Love Community Baby Shower August 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shield of Faith Christian Center 460 S. Country Club, Mesa 85210 480-733-4348 *Register at www.wopim.org JULY 31
My Sisters' Charities Thrift Store Grand Opening celebration: August 1 at 10 a.m. 4985 South Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85248 www.mysisterscharities.com *First 50 people get 50% off certificate to be used on everything in the store on a designated day. JULY 30
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 623-935-WILD (9453) www.Wildlifeworld.com
Free Doubletree Cookie give-away July 29 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Paradise Valley Mall and Scottsdale Fashion Square
Free Sprinkles Cupcakes red velvet ice cream scoop July 27 *First 100 customers at noon will receive a free scoop of Red Velvet Ice Cream. Sprinkles Cupcakes 4501 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Vintage American Barbershop Located inside building 6659 at Seville Golf and Country Club 6683 S Clubhouse Dr. Gilbert, Arizona 85295 www.VAbarbers.com Free swim for school supplies Until August 3 www.peoriaaz.gov/acquatics *Get a free swim pass with donated school supply
A valley woman is searching for the good Samaritan who she says helped save her life after a car accident on Riggs Road and Val Vista Drive in Gilbert, Arizona on May 28th. The crash victim, 23-year-old Christina Sbraccia, says the woman's name is Renee. Renee is described as a woman in her 40s with blue eyes and red straight hair. Sbraccia says Renee pulled her safely from her burning car, keeping her neck from further injury. Sbraccia believes she could have been paralyzed if not for Renee, now all Sbraccia wants to do is find the woman to say "thank you."
Auditions & Prep Classes for 2014-2015 Suns Dancers Prep classes at US Airways Center: July 28 (6:30 - 9:30 pm, registration begins at 6 p.m.) August 2 (12:30 - 3 p.m., registration begins at 12 p.m.) August 6 (6:30 - 9:30 pm, registration begins at 6 p.m.) Audition: August 9; registration at 7:30 a.m. Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale
Best Public Pool Phoenix 2013 - McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-312-6677 www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/mmr Play Nintendo Tour July 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Glendale's Arrowhead Town Center
Fundraiser for Kurt Warner Treasure House Foundation July 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. My Pie, Pizza Your Way 12601 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85032 *20% of sales from Kurt Warner Marinara Sauce goes to KW Treasure House Foundation
JULY 19 Kona Grill's Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe
2 oz lemonade 1 ¼ oz simple syrup 1 ¼ oz fresh lemon juice 3-5 strawberry slices (1/4” thick) 5 medium size basil leaves Sprite to fill
Pour simple syrup and lemonade into a tall glass. Muddle the strawberry, lemon juice and basil leaves in a shaker. Add ice to glass then pour contents of glass into shaker. Cap and shake 10 times. Pour back into glass and fill with Sprite. If desired, garnish with lemon wedge and strawberry. Adult version: If you want to make this drink with alcohol, you can add 1 ¼ oz of your favorite rum or vodka.
Bikini Beans Espresso Fundraiser for Sai Ortega and her family 2330 N. 7th St Phoenix www.facebook.com/bikinibeansaz *$1 for every cup and all tips donated to Sai.
WNBA All-Star Fan Fest July 18 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. CityScape in downtown Phoenix www.PhoenixMercury.com *Free and open to the public.
Maricopa County Home and Garden Show July 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium 1 Cardinals Dr. Glendale, AZ 85305 Buti Yoga http://butiyoga.com/
Help the District 2 champions get to the State Championship in Kingman.Brakes Plus Parking Lot (corner of Watson/Yuma Rd) 1116 S. Watson Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326 Time: 8am- 1pm (The team won't leave anyone hanging!)
Musical Instrument Museum Hours: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ. 85050 Admission: Included with paid museum admission, $18 for adults, $14 for ages 13-19, $10 for ages 4-12, and free for kids 3 and under.