HOTLINE: Thursday, June 19

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by Edward Hernandez

azfamily.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM

 
National "Dump the Pump" Day
Valley Metro is asking local residents to Dump the Pump on Thursday, June 19 by taking public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking, bicycling or walking to work instead of driving alone. It's part of a national effort by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to help reduce fuel consumption. This year more than 50 cities and transit agencies across the country are taking part. Valley residents who pledge to dump the pump will be entered to win a staycation at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. Pledge online today through June 19.
 
DUMP THE PUMP EVENTS
Thursday, June 19
5:30 - 7:30 a.m.: Shea/SR 51 park-and-ride, Phoenix Council member Bill Gates
5:30 - 8 a.m.: Glendale park-and-ride, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and Glendale Council member Gary Sherwood
5:30 - 8 a.m.: Sycamore Transit Center, Mesa Council member Dennis Kavanaugh
#dumpthepump
 
 
UBER: Transformers: Age of Extinction
Paramount Pictures and Western Star Trucks are partnering with Uber for an "Uber Transformers" exclusive experience in celebration of the release of "TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION," the fourth film in Michael Bay's global blockbuster franchise.
 
The Autobots are on the move and following the launch in Dallas today, "TRANSFORMERS" fans and Uber users will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to request a pick up from the film's iconic Optimus Prime customized Western Star 5700 truck as it heads into Phoenix on June 19th and Los Angeles on June 21st.
 
Fans in these cities can download the Uber app and enter the code "TRANSFORMERS," then select the "AUTOBOTS" option to request a ride from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. local time. The Autobots are extremely rare, so rides are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Optimus Prime will take riders anywhere within 15 minutes of the request and the ride is complimentary.
 
"TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION" opens in theaters on June 27th, 2014.
 
 
 
CHEFSTORE
US Foods, one of the nation's leading food suppliers, is opening its largest CHEF'STORE  to better serve Tempe restaurateurs and provide local foodies with a place to shop for restaurant products. The country's fourth CHEF'STORE, opening June 19 in Tempe, will occupy a 60,000 sq. foot space and employ 40 local community members. 
 
3115 S. McClintock Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
 
 
 
Juneteenth
Tempe will celebrate Juneteenth at the Tempe History Museum with a festival of music, poetry, dance and much more. This exciting, free, family-friendly event will feature live performances from Grammy award-winning soul and gospel singer Daniel Winans, STEP dance performances by Foot Klan, poetry readings by local writer Roosevelt, a skit, soul food, recipe exchange, era costumes and more.
 
Friday, June 20
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
809 E. Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
 
 
 
Dog Days of Summer Expo
A canine extravaganza honoring man's best friend. The expo will showcase several dog-related programs for pet adoption, boarding and animal cruelty prevention. To raise money and awareness for Dogs on Deployment, a non-profit organization that connects our members of the military's' pets with foster homes while they are deployed.
 
Thursday, June 19, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Freedom Plaza Peoria
13373 North Plaza del Rio Blvd.
Peoria, AZ  85381
 
 
Connect 5 Indoor Play Park
Visit and explore 5 fun neighborhoods at Connect5 indoor play park. Children can run, jump play & learn in Discovery Park, while families can enjoy a delicious meal in our multi-media Kick's Café. It's a great place for parents with a cappuccino while their kids are learning in the center. Enjoy a fully equipped modern martial arts experience which specializes in personal growth and development for all ages.  Mind & Motion offers a variety of enrichment programs for our families.
 
222 East Warner Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225
 
480-699-2122 
 
 
 
Kardashians in Scottsdale
For those of you interested in keeping up with those Kardashians, get ready: Kendall and Kylie Jenner are headed our way. The younger sisters of Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have a new clothing line, the Kendall & Kylie Collection, with PacSun. They'll be making an in-store appearance at the PacSun in Scottsdale this Thursday, June 19, to greet fans and promote the line.
The first 500 fans in line will get a wristband guaranteeing entrance to the event.
 
Thursday, June 19
 
5:00 p.m.
 
PacSun at Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Road
Suite 2125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 
480-874-1042
 
 
 
Waggin Wheels Mobile Adoptin Unit
This week the Arizona Humane Society is unveiling a new mobile pet adoption unit that will take some of the Valley's most beloved shelter pets on the road to adoption. Waggin' Wheels is a 25-foot, 24 kennel, air-conditioned adoption unit on wheels that allows adopters the ability to come onboard in pursuit of finding their new best friend. 
 
Saturday, June 21, 2014
 
2:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
 
Scottsdale Fashion Square                 
7104 East Camelback
Scottsdale, AZ 85251       
 

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