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Cave Creek Balloon Festival
Sanderson Lincoln Cave Creek Balloon Festival takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Rancho Manana Golf Course, 5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek. For more information, visit or call Tonto Bar and Grill at 480-488-0698.

Arizona Comic Con
Arizona Comic Con takes place at the Mesa Convention Center Jan. 8-9. For more information, visit

Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party
Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party takes place in Downtown Glendale on Jan. 8, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. For more information, call 623-930-2299 or visit

Gem and Mineral Show
The 39th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the nonprofit Flagg Mineral Foundation and the Mesa Community College Geology Club, takes place Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., in Mesa (West Parking Lot - entrance on Dobson Road). Admission/Parking: FREE!  For more information, call 480-814-9086 or visit

Painting Tips
Brian Santos, The Wall Wizard, will be appearing at the Phoenix Home and Garden Show today through Sunday at the Phoenix Convention Center. For more information, visit

BCS Burgers
In celebration of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, Zinburger at the Biltmore Fashion Park is offering two special burgers – The Oregon Burger and the Auburn Burger -- through Monday. Zinburger is located at 2502 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. For more information, call 602-424-9500 or visit

9 p.m. Extra - Alzheimer's therapy
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