Saturday, Nov 15

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Downtown Phoenix Initiative Brittney was out at 842 north 6th Avenue. 6th Avenue will be closed off for the day, between Roosevelt and Mckinley. Mayor Phil Gordon Downtown Phoneix Initiative , HandsOn Phoenix: , The Shade Foundation: Roosevelt Row: .

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.

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 .

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 .

Missing dog Please contact Devon McConville at 602-502-3671 or 602-740-8332, or via email at with any information on the whereabouts of Aiko, the missing Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Pet Adoption The event will be held at Juvenile Court Center, Durango Facility, 3131 W. Durango, Phoenix, AZ. 85009-6292 Phone - (602) 506 - 4533, National Adoption Day 2008

Taxes Corinna Repucci Enrolled Agent / Enrolled to practice before the IRS U.S. Tax Services 11024 N. 28th Drive Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ 85029 623.937.9323 .

Spa P.O. Box 25034 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Lisa Kasanicky / Owner (480) 991-0897 .

Sushe Roku Sushi Roku is located at the W Scottsdale Hotel & Residences , at 7277 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale. For more information visit or call 480.970.2121.

Chef Shin Toyodac Roku Tuna Sashimi Sampler 3pc Blue Fin Tuna Black Truffle, White Truffle and Tamari Soy 3pc Big Eye Tuna Fresh Wasabi Root, Tamari Soy and Olive Oil 3pc Seared Yellow Fin Tuna Garlic Chips, Tamari and Olive Oil These items can be found at House of Rice, AJ's Fine Foods, and Whole Foods Making sushi Always use the freshest ingredients possible. The proteins should always be sashimi grade. This means the fish is specially packaged and prepared. Prepare dipping sauce and wasabi. Make your own variation and be creative. Mill the fresh wasabi root. The fish should always be thinly sliced and uniformed. This takes some practice. Plate it neatly and top with sauce and garnish.