HOTLINE: Wednesday, Nov. 11

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Veterans Day Parade
The VA Veterans Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. The parade route starts at the Phoenix VA Medical Center, Seventh Street and Montecito Avenue, just north of Indian School Road, in Phoenix. The parade goes north to Camelback Road, turning west to Central Avenue, then north to Bethany Home Road. For more information, log onto www.phoenix.va.gov or call 602-222-6512.

Annie DeChance, U.S. Dog Agility Association -- Cynosports Game
Cynosports Game runs Nov. 11-15. For more information, log onto www.cynosport.com or call 1-888-AGILITY.

Jacob Gold, Certified Financial Planner -- Decades' Biggest Moments, Newsweek 20/10 Article
Jacob Gold & Associates, INC is located at 14850 N. Scottsdale Road, #355, in Scottsdale. For additional information, log onto www.jacobgold.com.

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon -- Solar Initiative
For additional information, log onto www.solarcity.com or call 1-888-765-2489.

Warner Corner -- Night of Champions
Night of Champions with Kurt Warner will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, at The Wrigley Mansion. For tickets, log onto www.kurtwarner.org. General admission tickets are $150 each.

Miss O'Dell, Author
Miss O'Dell will be at the Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, in Tempe today at 7 p.m. For additional information, call 480-730-1142.

Bobby Freeman, DBACKS Organist -- Toast to the Troop Event
Are you an active duty, reserve or National Guard service member and would like to attend the Toast to the Troops Event? It's free! The food, the entertainment, the movie -- all of it! You can even bring a guest. Just contact Todd Shepherd using the Contact Us link on www.toasttothetroops.com or Margy Bons, president of Operation Homefront Arizona, at margy.bons@operationhomefront.net or 480-385-9600. The Toast to the Troops event will be held on Nov. 14 at Mercedes Benz of Arrowhead, 9260 W. Bell Road, Peoria. The event starts at 5 p.m. The movie "Brothers At War" will be held at Harkins Theater Arrowhead Fountains 18, 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive in Peoria (83rd Avenue and Mariners Way). The movie starts at 8 p.m. For additional information, log onto www.toasttothetroops.com.

Queen of Clean, Linda Cobb -- Germ-proof Your House
For more information, visit www.queenofclean.com.

Barbara Di Clemente, Master Faux Artist -- Make & Take Faux Vase
Barbara Di Clemente will be at PSA Art Awakenings Next Step Studio at 1005 N. First St. in Phoenix (park at their gallery at 1014 N. Second St.) on Thursday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $50 per person. To register, call 602-908-6718 or e-mail Karen.puthoff@azspa.org. Supplies are provided. Wear painting clothes and gloves if you like.

Google Flu Shot Finder
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Tempe Veterans Parade and Memorial
Where/when: Begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at ASU Gammage. Followed by ceremony and picnic at Tempe Beach Park. Festivities end at 2 p.m. Other: Free and open to the public.

Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11. Bring a dish to share with other attendees. Celebrate the veterans who have served the nation. Enjoy gourd dancing. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Free. 602-495-0901. www.pueblogrande.com.

Avondale's Veterans Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. Nov. 11. Avondale's Veterans Day Ceremony pays tribute to community members who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Agua Fria High School District Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Color Guard posts the colors. A flyover from Luke Air Force Base is also included along with information booths from various military branches and local veteran support groups. A free barbecue lunch is served at 11 a.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Avondale Civic Center, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Free. 623-333-2400. www.ci.avondale.az.us.

VA Veterans Day Parade 2009: 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Honor veterans on their special day at the VA Veterans Day parade. A 45-foot tall Uncle Sam balloon is featured and several bands march and perform. The parade begins at Seventh Street and Montecito and heads west on Camelback and north on Central. Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix. Free. www.downtownphx.org/.

Veterans Day: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 11. Honor our veterans at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park at a memorial that includes dignitaries, guest speakers and live performances. The 108th Army Band plays until 3:30 p.m., when the formal program begins. While you're there, ride the train or antique carousel and see model-railroad exhibits. Concessions like hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream are available for purchase. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. Free admission; $12 for 10 ride tickets or $1 each; food, drink purchases vary. 480-312-2312. www.therailroadpark.com.

Veterans Day Ceremony: 9 a.m. Nov. 11. The Veterans Day Ceremony at Sunland Memorial Park begins at 9 a.m. with music from the Desert Brass Band. Rick Romley speaks, the honor guard from American Legion Post #94 is featured, taps are played and a three-volley rifle salutes departed veterans. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring chairs. Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary and Cremation Center, 15826 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. Free. 623-933-0161.

Veterans Day Service: 10 a.m. Nov. 11. The service honors all veterans with a program of music, military honors, an inspirational message and white doves. More than 60 American flags will be displayed and the Red Cross will be on-site from 1-6 p.m. Registration to donate blood is requested. Registration on the web site required code word: dignity. Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park, 400 S. Power Road, Mesa. Free. 480-830-4422. www.mariposagardens.com.

Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Join local veterans groups and the Scottsdale Public Art Program to dedicate a heroic-scale statue honoring Scottsdale veterans. The Chaplain, by Scottsdale artist Austin Deuel, is installed on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall northeast of Scottsdale City Hall. The sculpture depicts a World War I chaplain. Many of the 4,000 veterans who reside in Scottsdale and who are members of the local Disabled American Veterans chapter and Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts will be in attendance, along with family and friends. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Free. 480-874-4607. www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/scottsdalemall.asp.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant is located at Westgate City Center, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call 623-772-9832.

Tempe Marketplace
Tempe Marketplace is located at 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. For more information, call 480-350-9160.

Free haircuts for veterans and their families
The Beauty School at Empire Education Group in Glendale is offering vets and their families free haircuts until 8 p.m. For more information, call 602-249-1262.

Teen Driver Training
What: Ford's FREE Award-Winning, Hands-On Teen Driver Training Program Coming to Phoenix
Who: Arizona teens ages 15 to 19 who are newly licensed drivers or who hold a valid learners permit are participating in one of four FREE driver-training sessions in Phoenix Nov. 11-12, 2009, thanks to a partnership between the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, Arizona Ford Dealers and the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Where: Firebird International Raceway 20,000 S. Maricopa Road, Gate 3 Chandler, AZ 85226
When: Wed., Nov. 11:
Session 1: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 12:
Session 1: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Details: The Ford Driving Skills for Life program was created in 2003 in conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association to provide teens with the skills and experience they need to become safer drivers. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the U.S., claiming nearly 5,000 teen lives each year.
During the program, teens will drive specially equipped vehicles that simulate wet or potentially dangerous driving conditions on road courses under the supervision of professional instructors, improving their skills in four key areas: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management and speed management.
To Register: 100 teen drivers will participate in each session. For more information, please go to www.drivingskillsforlife.com. This Web site has useful resources for teen drivers, parents and educators. Questions: Call 888-987-8765.

Post-tramautic stress
New website aimed to help veterans recover from post traumatic stress disorder, www.Iava.org

Arizona Antique Aircraft Association
For more information visit www.cactusflyin.org