Saturday, Feb. 28

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FIREFIGHTER CHILI CHALLENGE 2009 Firefighter Chili Challenge; 100% of the proceeds goes to the United Phoenix Firefighters Public Charity, Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in Downtown Phoenix on Washington Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue. (The Light Rail will stop right at the Main Entrance) Twenty-five teams of firefighters and Valley restaurant chefs will compete against one another to decide who makes the best chili in the 2009 Firefighter Chili Challenge. Local celebrities will judge. The public will be allowed to vote, too, and there will be a People's Choice award. The $10 admission price gets you $10 worth of chili tastings. This is a wonderful family event complete with live music, a kiddy land with jumpers, slides and a wall climber. For more information, go to .

DR. GREY STAFFORD 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 . For more pet training tips from Dr. Grey Stafford, visit . 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.

TRAVEL For more travel tips from Rosanne Coloccia call 602-252-1140 or e-mail

HELPING WOMEN with CAR PROBLEMS Identifying Fluids in your car and when you need to get them checked out or (480) 998-1605. Airpark Auto Service is located at 8115 E. Raintree Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

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 .

CHEF Morton's The Steakhouse (Phoenix) located at 2501 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phone 602-955-9577. Morton's The Steakhouse (Scottsdale) located at 15233 N. Kierland Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, Phone: 480-368-5416 or online at .

ANTHEM OUTLETS Outlets at Anthem is grand opening Arizona's first Banana Republic Factory Store and Columbia Sportswear store and the mall's new north wing expansion with all-day events and store sales on February 28.

Outlets at Anthem located at 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, AZ 85086, or by phone at 623-465-9500.

GENTLEMEN AT ASU On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) will host the First Annual Gentlemen's Showcase at ASU on Hayden Lawn. NeW will honor the top ten gentlemen at ASU to show appreciation for those men who treat women with dignity and respect, and counter the viciously anti-male agenda of The Vagina Monologues. The event is open to the public. or . The Network is located at PO Box 1945, Tempe, AZ 85280-1945, e-mail, online at or (National Website).