Thursday, Sept. 17

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Bashas' Back to School Wrap For more information, to find a food bank or pantry in your area, or to learn more about donation and volunteer opportunities, visit .

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Traveling Wall The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is free and open to the public 24 hours a day Sept. 18-20 at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley (Second Avenue and Beardsley -- just north of Loop 101. For more information, visit or call 623-434-7000.

Savvy Sale The Savvy Sale -- Twice Yearly Children's Consignment Sale & Boutique takes place Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with a half-price sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location is the Spring of Life Christian Church, 1330 S. Crismon Road, in Mesa. For more information, call 480-276-3323 or 602-570-3576 or visit .

Expect to Win -- Carla Harris, Author Carla Harris will speak today at Gateway Community College, 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix, at the Center for Health Careers Education Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 602-286-8900. Her book, "Expect to Win," can be found at major bookstores.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO? and Rite Aid will be stopping by Phoenix in the Tour's 38-foot customized RV to offer free full body skin cancer screenings to the public. Thursday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., it will be a the Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix; Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Sport Chalet at The Scottsdale Shops, 8690 E. Raintree Drive, Scottsdale; Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Park West, 9744 W Northern Ave., Peoria; and Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., it will be at the Sports Chalet, 2650 E. Germann Road, in Chandler.

William Fay, Rossmore Rossmore will open for Foreigner tonight at Celebrity Theatre. For tickets, call 602-267-1600, ext. 1.

Dr. Phil & Oprah Dr. Phil will appear on "Oprah" today at 3 p.m. for the first time since starting his own show. Tune in to see it today at 3 p.m. on 3TV.

2009 USA Yoga Champions -- Joseph Encinia and Courtney Mace 2009 USA Yoga Champions Joseph Encinia and Courtney Mace will be at Bikram Yoga Avondale this Saturday, , 623-535-1257, and Bikram Yoga Paradise Valley this Sunday, 602-971-6999, for appearances and workshops.

New Restaurant -- St. Francis St. Francis is a new restaurant in town located at 111 E. Camelback Road (on Camelback Road. just east of Central Avenue). For more information, call 602-200-8111 or visit .

John Pinette, Tempe Improv John Pinette performs at the Tempe Improv this weekend. For tickets go to or call the comedy hotline at 480-921-9877.

Garden Guy Dave Owens For more tips on your garden and information on the Garden Guy, visit Dave's website at .

Baby in Stroller Run Over An account has been set up to raise funds: The account is under Roman's dad's name: Anthony Mada at Wells Fargo. There will also be a car wash to help with funeral expenses on Friday at 9 a.m. at 35th Avenue and Bell.

CASH FOR APPLIANCES Later this year the Arizona Energy Office, which has been designated to administer the cash for clunker appliances in the state, will begin giving away $6.2 million in $50 to $200 rebates to purchasers of more energy-efficient major appliances. Unlike cash for clunkers where the gas-guzzlers were scrapped, appliance buyers don't have to surrender their old inefficient units to claim the rebates. Salt River Project is already offering rebate of up to $75 to customers who purchase more energy-efficient washing mashines and General Electric is giving gift cards for up to $500 to purchasers of two qualified appliances. Some buyers also could claim a 30 percent federal tax credit of up to $1500 on more efficient air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces. That's on top of an estimated $135 in annual energy savings that could be achieved by trading in a 10-year-old washing machine. To be eligible, appliances must carry an Energy Star rating.

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