Wednesday, Jan. 21

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Brad Perry @ Annual Boat Show and Watersports Expo The Annual Boat Show and Watersports Expo takes place Jan. 21-25 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Tickets are adults, $8, seniors, $7, and children 12 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Save $2 online at . For parking directions and instructions, visit or .

Dishwasher Products -- Queen of Clean For more information, visit .

Are You My Family? 3TV, Arizona's Family has teamed up with the Fore Adoption Foundation, AASK and Child Protective Services to help these children find homes. For more information, .

Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is performing Valentine's Weekend (Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14) at The Orpheum Theater in Phoenix. Showtimes are 8 p.m. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444 or visit .

"Inkheart" "Inkheart" opens in theaters Jan. 23.

Home Sweet Home -- Superior Home Tour The Superior Home Tour takes place Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, $8 each, and good for both days. For more information, call 520-689-0200.

Frank Marocco, World-renowned Accordionist The Frank Marocco Orchestra will perform Saturday night, Jan. 24, at the Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Dan Grauman at 301-806-5999 or e-mail him at

Chris Akard - Akard Fitness Group Akard Personal Fitness Studio is in Scottsdale at 28 N Wells Fargo Avenue, Ste 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 480-941-0211. You can get animated training tips at .

Phoenix Community Budget Hearings The City Council and city staff are conducting budget hearings at various times and locations throughout the community. This public discussion of the budget is among the reasons our budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year. You do not have to attend the hearing specific to your Council district. You are invited to attend the hearing that best fits your schedule. You also can send your comments and questions about the proposed budget via email to You can also or call 602-262-4800. After the community's review, the Mayor and City Council will approve a budget plan on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The approved budget will take effect March 2, 2009.Seniors and District 8 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 Devonshire Senior Center Auditorium 2802 E. Devonshire St.District 5 and 7 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 Maryvale Community Center Auditorium 4420 N. 51st Ave.District 8 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 South Mountain Community Center Multi-purpose Room 212 E. Alta Vista RoadDistrict 1 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center Multi-purpose Room 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak RoadDistrict 6 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 Madison School District Office Board Room 5601 N. 16th St.District 3 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 Cowden Center at John C. Lincoln Hospital Barb's Room 9202 N. Second St.Districts 1 and 5 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 Manzanita Senior Center 3581 W. Northern Ave.District 7 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 Cesar Chavez High School Auditorium (located on the west side of the high school complex) 3921 W. Baseline Road ***NEW LOCATION*** District 4 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 Regular District 4 Breakfast Meeting Harkins Christown Theatres 1620 W. Montebello Ave. ***NEW LOCATION*** District 2 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 Desert Broom Library 29710 N. Cave Creek RoadDistrict 3 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 Shadow Mountain Senior Center Auditorium 3546 E. Sweetwater Ave.District 6 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 Pecos Community Center 17010 S. 48th St.District 2 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 Paradise Valley Community Center Multi-purpose Room 17402 N. 40th St.District 7 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 Encanto Park Clubhouse Ballroom 2605 N. 15th Ave.

Everyday Entertaining For more information go to . For more information on Tiburon Restaurant, call (623) 935-5686 or .

Mountain Ridge High School Band For more information, go to , or . To see the band participate in the presidential inauguration parade, .

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