Saturday, June 20

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BRITTNEY SHIPP WAS OUT LIVE AT Genny Madison / Color Me Mine of Peoria / 9940 W Happy Valley Rd Suite 1070 Peoria, AZ 85383 (North west corner of Happy Valley & Lake Pleasant Pkwy) / 623-362-8041 / / upcoming eventsthere are still openings for our summer classes & "start planning your auction and tile wall projects now for the 2009-2010 school year!"

CIGARS: LAST MINUTE FATHERS DAY GIFT IDEA Your viewers can log onto www.cigarwerks.com\gurkha to purchase their favorite cigars for Father's Day.

BIG BOYS & THEIR TOYS EXPO at the Phoenix Convention Center, Washington and Third streets in downtown Phoenix, Hours & Ticket Information, Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., with happy hour reduced ticket pricing 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., with happy hour reduced ticket pricing 4-6 p.m.

Cost Kids 12 & under FREE; Happy Hour Pricing $5; Children 13-17 $10; Military, Fire, Seniors $10; Adult tickets $12.50

SHOWUP A comprehensive calendar of the Greater Phoenix region's theater, music, dance, exhibits, festivals and more can be found at , along with a Ticket Marketplace that sells last-minute discount tickets and other special offers for events throughout the Valley. ShowUp.com is a project of the non-profit Alliance for Audience.

GARDEN GUY

Garden Guy Dave Owens' book, "Extreme Gardening," is sold at Walgreen's, Changing Hands Bookstore, Borders Books, Barnes & Noble and Southwest Gardener located at 15th Avenue and Thomas Road. Be sure to read his latest column in the Cooking & Home section, too. The Garden Guy Store is located at 520 W. Warner. Contact him at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit .

H.O.T. CARD The H.O.T. card- is a new business that just launched, providing veterans a way to identify themselves as veterans and receive discounts from businesses and providing businesses a way to market themselves as veteran friendly establishments. It is a great way to bring veterans together with businesses to save money and show appreciation! or Phone: 1-877-771-1175

"BROTHERS AT WAR" A new iraq war movie http://www.brothersatwarmovie.com/#/Home showing at: Valley Art 509 S. Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281, 480-446-7272, (5th St. & Mill Ave.) Tickets thru .

GHOST HUNT Kid's Ghost Hunt at Monti's La Casa Vieja, Saturday, June 20, 9 p.m. to midnight at Monti's La Casa Vieja, 100 S. Mill Ave., Tempe (Mill Ave and Rio Salado Pkwy). $22 per child and one parent/guardian; $5 per additional parent/guardian For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wcgaps.com. The West Coast Ghost and Paranormal Society (WCGAPS) is a Phoenix-based nonprofit aimed at finding scientific and common explanations for haunting claims and paranormal events in locations throughout the U.S. The team of professionals, which operates strictly on donations, takes a different approach to investigating paranormal claims. They use involved research and evidence-gathering methods to first seek out reasonable explanations for strange occurrences. Ghost and paranormal encounters are rare, and one of the WCGAPS' primary goals is to bring peace of mind to those living in fear. For more information, visit .

JACK BALLENTINE Jack's book is now out, "Murder For Hire". (St. Martin's Press). Y ou can find him at a book signing this weekend in Phoenix, at 2PM this Saturday at the Borders at the Biltmore. Jack Ballentine will be signing copies of his new book, "Murder for Hire," at the Dana Park Barnes & Noble in Mesa on Saturday (June 27) at 2 p.m. The store is located at Baseline and Val Vista at 1758 S. Val Vista Drive.

WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website www.wildlifeworld.com. For more pet training tips from Dr. Grey Stafford, visit .

Brothers at War Movie For more information visit . Valley Art, 509 S. Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281 (5th St. & Mill Ave.) For more information on movie times, call 480-446-7272 or visit .

Alcantar Family Fund There will be a fundraiser next weekend at the Peter Piper Pizza located at 10006 91st Ave in Peoria. On Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Peter Piper Pizza will donate 15% of a guest's check to the Alcantar family if they bring in a special flyer or mention the fundraiser. Those unable to attend may donate money to "Sabrina Alcantar Memorial Fund" at any Bank of America branch.