HOTLINE: Friday, July 2

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Mesa 4th of July
Arizona's Celebration of Freedom takes place today, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., in downtown Mesa. The event and parking are free to the public. For more information go to

Blood Drive
Save our Summer Blood Drive with United Blood Services takes place today, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Saturday, July 3, at Arena. First 500 donors will receive D-backs ticket and a gift bag valued at more than $50. You can show up or sign up online in our Community section.

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

Movie Review -- Craig Outhier, Movie Critic
All movies reviewed open today.

Heat Stroke and Exhaustion -- Warning Signs
For more information, contact Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center at 1-800-222-1222 or visit

Holiday Party Planning
For more information, visit

National Geographic Explorers Camp -- Michael “Mick” Davie, Filmmaker and Journalist
For more information on the National Geographic Explorers Camp at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, visit or call 480-585-4848.

"Eclipse" stars surprising movie audiences
Stars of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" are visiting movie theaters across the country this weekend to watch the movie with fans. For hints on where they will be, visit

Beatles Memorabilia
To contact Mike Nattboy, a Beatles Memorabilia expert who lives in the Valley, go to Micro Groove Records.