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Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 1:39 PM

Coast2Coast Rx
available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and the Town of Gilbert health facilities.  Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.

Feed My Starving Children Volunteers
The organization "Feed My Starving Children" is needing 1000 volunteers on April 12th and 13th to help pack food.  Early morning and late evening shifts are available.  To volunteer please call 480-626-1970 or visit the website at www.fmsc.org/ChangeTheWorldPhoenix.

Arizona Mills
(480) 491-9700
www.arizonamills.com
 
Love Blocks
Materials:
-4x4 piece of wood, cut into square blocks
-1 1/2" Forstner Bit or Paddle bit
-150 Grit Sandpaper
-Black, Red, Pink or White Paint (spray or any acrylic paint)
-Martha Stewart Silver Glitter Paint and/or Elmer's glue and Silver Glitter
-Letter Stencils (or do the block letters freehand)
-Tea Light Candles

Instructions:
-Decide on the word or words you would like to spell. I am using the word L O V E.
-Cut (or have cut at The Home Depot) the 4x4 (which is actually 3 3/4 x 3 3/4) into square blocks.
-Using the 1 1/2" Forstner Bit or Paddle Bit, drill a hole down through the top of each block in the center. Drill down approx 1/2" to 3/4", most Tea Light Candles are 1/2" high.
-Sand any rough edges.
-Paint the blocks black or desired color or colors.
-Using Letter stencils or freehand, draw one letter of your word on each block.
-Either paint the letters with Glitter Paint of or Elmer's Glue and sprinkle glitter on the glue or both (my choice, lol!)
-Place Tea Light Candles in the holes, arrange as a centerpiece, on a mantle or on an entry table, light the candles and enjoy!

Valentine Heart Wreath

Materials:
-#6 Copper Wire
-Masking Paper 6" or 12" (Paint Department) or Colored Tissue Paper
-6" Zip Ties
-Spray Paint (desired color) if using Masking Paper
-Scissors

Instructions:
-Cut copper wire to desired size or have cut at The Home Depot. I'm using 3' feet.
-Bend copper wire into the shape of a Heart.
-Cut a big bunch of squares from the Masking paper. (If using the 6", cute very 6" to get 6"x6" squares.
-Create multiple stacks of masking paper consisting of 6 sheets per stack.
-Fold each stack of papers into an accordion fan, approximately 1" folds back and forth.
-Attach each piece of folded Masking paper in the center to the Copper wire with a zip tie.
-After all of the Masking paper is attached, separate the sheets on both sides by pulling towards the zip tie to create fullness.
-Using spray paint, spray a light coat of desired color onto the masking paper, this will give a dusting of color without soaking the paper, repeat for more color.
-Add Ribbon and Bow at he top or add zip tie to the back for hanging on a hook or a nail, use a suction cup hook to hang your new Heart Shaped Valentine Wreath!

Contact Paper and Crayon Valentine Heart Decorations

Materials:
-Clear or Frosted Contact Paper
-Crayon Shavings and crayon Sharpener
-Iron
-Scissors

Instructions:
-Cut Contact paper double of the desired heart size (it will be folded in half)
-Using Crayon sharpener, create crayon shavings of desired colors.
-Peel off backing of the Contact paper, sticky side up, sprinkle crayon shavings onto one half of the sticky Contact paper, fold the other half over the top of the shavings and stick it together.
-Set the Contact paper inside a T shirt, so you have cotton under and over or place it on a towel and use t shirt on top.
-With the iron on low setting, iron over to melt the crayon shavings.
-Cut Contact paper into Heart Shapes and use for Valentine decorations to hang, cards, placemats, door hangers, etc. and Enjoy!!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! HAVE FUN AND REMEMBER "It's the Details!!"



HAPPENING TODAY:

23-RD ANNUAL CHINESE WEEK CULTURE AND FOOD FESTIVAL:
Monday-Sunday, Feb. 4-10. Chinese Week Culture and Food Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb 8-10. Chinese Cultural Center, 668 N. 44th St., Phoenix. Free, $5 parking. Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet, 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Sunday, Feb. 10. Great Wall Restaurant, 3446 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. $40. phoenixchineseweek.org.

 
SPARTAN RACE:
American Pankration Mixed Martial Arts
58 N. Country Club #58 Mesa AZ 85201
602-770-5424
www.apfightclub.com
and
Tommy Funicello
Creekside outreach non profit

GLENDALE CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE:
Feb. 8-10. 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues. Free; food and activities are extra. 623-930-4500, visitglendale.com.

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 9-March 31, and Monday, Feb. 18. Renaissance Festival Grounds, 12601 E. Highway 60, Apache Junction. $21, $11 for ages 5-12 online in advance; $22; $12 for ages 5-12 at the box office; $65-$145 for season passes. 520-463-2600, www.royalfaires.com/arizona

Renaissance Festival

 Looking for a unique getaway? How about a trip back in time?
Escape to the Arizona Renaissance Festival where pleasure and celebration are the only orders of the day as decreed by the King!
www.royalfaires.com/arizona

 
R2K Plumbing & Drain, the Arizona Green Plumbers
www.earth1stplumbing.com
480-967-5943
 


Romantic Vacation Ideas

AAA.com
·     Be Mine Valentine Package at Royal Palms Resort, Phoenix
Celebrate the one you love with a royal “Romantication” to remember.
This package starts at $575 per couple
Includes one night’s accommodations, a three-course dinner for two in T.Cook’s, a rose-petal turndown, Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles. Valid Feb. 14-16, 2013.
·     Love at Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson
This resort offers a picture-perfect escape for romance.
This package starts at $209 per couple per night and requires a three-night stay.
It includes: room accommodations, a $100 food and beverage credit for room service or at the resort’s restaurant, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Valid for guests arriving Feb. 14-16.
·     Amour Package at L’Auberge de Sedona
Cozy up together indoors with the resort’s in-room fireplaces while taking in the surrounding views.
This package starts at $300 per couple per night and requires a two-night minimum booking. It includes: lodge or cottage room accommodations, a $170 dinner credit and $36 breakfast credit for L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek, Champagne, strawberries and an outdoor shower butler service.
If a weekend away is not written in the stars this Valentine’s Day, consider wining and dining your sweetheart at one of these Four Diamond restaurants: 
·     Cork, Chandler. Savor the New American Cuisine with a four-course, pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per person.
·     Il Terrazzo, Scottsdale. Enjoy a three-source, pre-fixe menu for just $49 per person at this restaurant located at The Phoenician.
·     Quiessence, Phoenix. Quiessence is for lovers this Valentine’s Day. And for $79* per person, you can indulge in a four course pre-fixe menu with your one and only.

 

PROFITEROLES

1 cup AP flour
1 tsp granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt

3 oz whole butter
6 oz water

4 eggs

Place butter and water over high heat in a medium sauce pan and allow to come to a full boil.
Meanwhile sift together the flour, sugar and salt.
Once butter and water have come to a boil, remove from heat and add in flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon and return to heat for about one minute, stirring constantly. The mixture will form a  loose ball in sauce pan.
Place mixture in the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment. Turn on low speed for about one minute, allowing some of the heat to escape. Add in eggs one at a time, making sure each one is incorporated before adding the next. Mix until dough is thick and has a ribbon like texture.
Place dough in a pastry bag and pipe onto a parchment lined sheet tray. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Turn heat down to 350 and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown in color. Let sit at room temperature until cool enough to handle.
Split profiteroles in half and fill with whipped cream or filling of choice

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