Saturday, Nov. 1

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Brittney was out at the Spectrum Falls Business Park Spectrum Falls is located at 2600 S. Val Vista Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85295, SW Corner of Val Vista and Williamsfield.

Miss Black Arizona Scholarship Foundation Their address is P.O Box 1309 Litchfeild Park, AZ 85340, or by phone at 1-866-827-4047.

Arts Calendar 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. 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, or visit .

Akard Fitness Akard Fitness Studio is located at 4328 N Wells Fargo Avenue, Suite 4 in Scottsdale. Call 480-941-0211 to make an appointment or visit .

Morton's The Steakhouse The Shops at The Esplanade 2501 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602-955-9577, . Or at Kierland Commons 15233 N. Kierland Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, 480- 951-4440.

Glendale Visitor Center The visitor center is located at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, #140, Glendale, AZ 85301, 623-930-4500, .The Creative Quest The Creative Quest is located at 7146 N. 57th Drive, Glendale, AZ 85301, 623-847-2215. Holiday Open House-Historic Downtown Glendale November 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Catlin Court Home Tour - Historic Catlin Court, November 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday Card Demonstration - The Creative Quest Start your holiday shopping at the Annual Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Glendale. The event will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at participating shops in Old Towne and Catlin Court. Shops will be decorated and filled with gifts, decorations, furniture, home decor and all your needs for the holidays. Many shops will have refreshments, special promotions, gifts and prizes. For more information call 623-435-0556.

Sassi Sassi is located at 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, Festa di Maiale, or Festival of the Pig, is a traditional Italian affair held in the fall to celebrate the butchering of the family pig. Sassi restaurant will celebrate the day with an all-day festival featuring a variety of delicious pork dishes. Held on the meticulously manicured grounds of Sassi's Italian-style villa, patrons will savor pork presentations ranging from pasta and antipasti dishes to prosciutto, salumi, grilled sausages, and even whole pig roasted in a wood-burning oven. The festival will also feature Italian wine tasting, live musical entertainment, and indoor and outdoor seating. Self parking is available. For further details, please call Sassi at (480) 502-9095.

About Festa di Maiale According to food writer Kyle Phillips, "This (festival) would allow families to preserve much of the meat from their pigs for use throughout the year by turning it into sausages, prosciutto, and other cured cuts such as capocollo (cured shoulder butt). It's also the occasion to remember friends, relatives, and people to whom one owes debts, sending, for example, three or four pork chops to one family, a lobe of the liver to another, and a bowl of good migliaccio to a third; the families that are so graced respond in kind." When: Sunday, November 2, 2008 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets on sale now Cost: Tickets are $75 day of or $65 in advance (order ahead by downloading and faxing in the ticket form found at