Brittney Shopp was live out at the Chandler Ostrich Festival. The Ostrich Festival takes place through Sunday at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen, Chandler. For more information, visit www.ostrichfestival.com or call 901-867-7007 and/or 480-963-4571.
Community Corner: Best Buddies Program
For more information on the Ambassadors program offered by Best Buddies Arizona call 602-606-8303 or go to www.BestBuddies.org You may also contact Best Buddies Arizona at 1940 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 205, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phoenix Lights Anniversary
For more information on Jeff Woolwine you can go to his website: www.petroglyphsinthesky.com
Dr. Art Mollen
For more information about the health topics Dr. Art Mollen spoke about, call (602)264-9806
Wally's Weekly Car Review
For more on Wally Cahill: www.azmotorsportsmania.tv
Spring Break Activities from Raising Arizona Kids Magazine:
Pottery Pals (Mon Mar 14). Ages 5 & up. Create masterpieces on their own. Today: I Love Ewe lamb. 4-5pm. $20 paid in advance (includes pottery). As You Wish (five locations). asyouwishpottery.com.
Beginning Technique Class (Wed Mar 16). Ages 12 & up. Learn new painting skills as you create a black, white and red teapot. 6:30-8:30pm. $15 plus pottery. As You Wish (five locations). asyouwishpottery.com.
Fuzzy Bugs and Scaly Wings (Wed Mar 16). Ages 6-10. Explore butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Tour the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Noon-3pm. $18 ($15 members). Preregister. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy. 480-941-1225 or dbg.org.
Patterns, Colors, Petals (Wed Mar 16). Ages 6-10. Explore the world of wildflowers and their pollinators. 8:30-11:30am. $18 ($15 members). Preregister. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy. 480-941-1225 or dbg.org.
Erin Go Green (Thur Mar 17). All ages. Celebrate St Patrick's Day the eco-friendly way. 9-10am. Free. Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler. 480-782-2890 or chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis.
"Find Me Green Lucky Charms" Scavenger Hunt & Craft Activities (Thur Mar 17). All ages. Pick up a treasure map and hunt for green lucky charms along the Goldmine Trail (roughly 1-mile). St. Patrick's Day crafts after the hunt. 2-5pm. $6/vehicle. San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W Phillips Rd, Queen Creek. 480-655-5554 x202 or maricopa.gov/parks.
Festival of the West (Thur-Sun Mar 17-20). All ages. Western film celebrities, gunfighters, buggy rides, petting zoo, four stages of entertainment and more. 10am-7pm. $14 adults, $12 seniors, $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under free. WestWorld, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale. 602-996-4387 or festivalofthewest.com.
WorldFEST (Fri-Sun Mar 18-20). All ages. Activities, multi-cultural entertainment, art and food from Phoenix's sister cities located around the world. 11am-10pm. Free. Heritage & Science Park, 115 N 6th St. phoenixsistercities.org.
Cabela's Kids Kamp (Mon Mar 21). Ages 9-14. Outdoor-related activities. Tonight: knots for all applications. 7-7:45pm. Free. Cabela's, 9380 W Glendale Ave, Glendale. 623-872-6719 or cabelas.com/glendale.
Wildlife Safari (Wed Mar 23). All ages. See the secret places when wild animals hide this time of year. 9:30am. $6/per vehicle. Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa. 480-984-0032 or maricopa.gov/parks.
Native Trails (Thur Mar 24). All ages. Music, dance, art and traditional Native American foods. Noon-1:30pm. Free. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (outdoors), 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale. 480-421-1004 or scottsdalenativetrails.com.
Spring Break at the Museum (Mar 13-19). Ages 5 & up. Plays and storytelling including "Unstoppable Me" performed by Cookie Company. 2pm. Free. Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern Ave, Tempe. 480-350-5100 or tempe.gov/museum.
Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts (Fri-Sun Mar 25-27). All ages. More than 400 fine artists, live entertainment, street performers, Kids Innovation Station, food and beverage vendors. 10am-dusk. Free. Mill Ave, Tempe. 602-997-2581 or tempefestivalofthearts.com.
Astronomy Open House (Fri Mar 25). All ages. Demonstrations and presentations about astronomy and planetary exploration. 8-10pm. Free. Arizona State University, Bateman Physical Sciences Wing, Bldg H, McAllister Ave & University Dr, Tempe. astopenhouse.com.
Bonnie Moehle, Self Realization Coach
For Private Sessions, to purchase a book or to reserve Bonnie as a Speaker at your next event:http://www.lifebalancingcoach.com (602) 717-6228
If you'd like to add Sunday's Sweetheart or any other pet to your family, contact The Arizona Humane Society at (602) 997-7585. For more information about AHS events and programs, visit www.azhumane.org.
O'Donoghue's Irish Pub & Grille
The restaurant is located at 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 on the SE corner of Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, just minutes north of the 101 Freeway. For more information call (480) 585-6329 or visit www.ScottsdaleIrishPub.com
Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Prepared by Chef Jarron Young of O'Donoghue's Irish Pub
1 pound Ground Beef
½ cup Onions, Diced
1/3 cup Carrots, Diced
1/3 cup Peas
1 Tablespoon Thyme, Chopped
1 Cup Guinness Beer
½ Cup Red Wine
To Taste Salt, Pepper
1 Tablespoon Garlic
¼ Cup Tomato Paste
Brown beef in vegetable oil, add tomato paste and brown again.
Add onion, salt and pepper; Add liquids and Thyme.
Braise for 30 minutes, slowly, add more Guinness if needed.
Braise 30 minutes more. Add peas at end and then put in baking dish
topped with mashed potatoes.
Bake in oven at 450 degrees until the top is brown.