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Mayo Clinic Diet -- Featured on PBS
A 60-minute program featuring The Mayo Clinic Diet is part of special programming that will premiere on PBS stations beginning Dec. 3 (check local listings In Arizona, the program is scheduled to run in the Phoenix area on KAET Channel 8 and in Tucson on KUAT Channel 6.

New Gadgets
The Tan Towel Look Good Naked products can be purchased from Allison Mae with Southwest Women's Care located at 16611 S. 40th St., Suite 180, in Phoenix. For more information call 480-785-2100, ext. 107 or visit The texting gloves are available to purchase online at The woogie can be purchased online by visiting They are $17.99 plus shipping. I am T-Pain Mic & the Angry Bird stuffed animals can be found at your local toy stores. The auto-inspired computer mice can be purchased online at

Native American Couture
Native Style: Where Fashion is Heard takes place Friday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $45 for Heard Museum members, $50 for non-members, and can be purchased by calling Dani Boone at 602-346-8192.

Baseball Wives -- Erika Monroe Williams
"Baseball Wives" airs on VH1 Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Cooking Demo -- Menudo
Chef Pepín will give cooking demonstrations of his personal recipe for the traditional dish menudo on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., at Fry's Food at 6601 W. Indian School Road in Phoenix. For more information on Chef Pepin, visit

Home Depot -- Key Holder/Charging Station/Message Center 
You can find Debbie Hernandez at the Home Depot located at Arrowhead, off the Loop 101 and 59th Avenue. For more information, visit

Gift Cards for Guns
Several community organizations have teamed up for a gun buyback event designed to bring attention to gun safety issues and allow citizens to turn in firearms for a reward. Weapons such as handguns, rifles or shotguns that are operational will be exchanged for a $50 gift card to a local retailer. The buyback is an anonymous, no-questions-asked event taking place Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
* Phoenix Maryvale: Adam Diaz Senior Center, 4100 W. Thomas Road
* Phoenix South Mountain: Progressive Church of God in Christ, 2108 E. Broadway Road
* Phoenix Sunnyslope/ North Mountain: Covenant of Grace Church, 906 W. Peoria Ave.
* Avondale: First Southern Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Avenue.

For more information, visit

 Whataburger hosts recruitment fair in Phoenix with free Whataburgers for the first 50 applicants on Saturday, Dec. 3
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2910 W. Thunderbird Road (near the intersection of W. Thunderbird and I-17)

Santa Claus Express
The Santa Claus Express kicked off on December 1 on the Verde Canyon Railroad.  For more information call 1-800-293-7245 or

Santa's Beach Party

Children of all ages are invited to a beach-themed holiday party with Santa on Saturday December 3 starting at 10am until noon at the Arizona Mills Mall located at 5000 Arizona Mills Circle in Tempe.  For more information go to

APS Fiesta of Light Electric Light Parade

Dozens of entries with hundreds of thousands of lights will brighten the streets of central Phoenix Dec. 3 when the APS Fiesta of Light Electric Light Parade returns for the 25th straight year. Entries for the 2011 parade will be interpreting the theme "Silver Bells: 25 Years of Tradition." The parade gets under way at 7 p.m. on Central Avenue at Montebello (just south of Bethany Home Road), heads south on Camelback Road, where it turns east to 7th Street where it turns south and ends at Indian School Road. Comprehensive event information is online at < or by phone at 602-534-FEST.

Parade of Lights
Chandler will officially kick off the 2011 holiday season on Saturday December 3rd with the 22nd annual Parade of Lights followed by the 55th annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The event starts at 4:30pm.  The parade will begin at 7pm.  For more information go to

The Irish Tenors

The Irish Tenors reunite at the Phoenix Celebrity Theatre on Sunday December 4.  Dpprs p[em at 5pm.  Tickets are on sale at <

The Buckinghams Christmas Show
The Buckinghams will perform a selection of Christmas songs on Friday December 2 at 9pm at the Fort McDowell Casino located at 10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation.  For more information call 602-843-3678 or go to <

BB King
BB King will perform on Friday December 2 at 8pm at Ovations at the Wild Horse Pass located at 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Rd in Chandler.  For more information go to

Johnjay & Rich's Phooson
KISS-FM's Johnjay & Rich present Phooson on Friday December 2 at 6:30pm at the US Airways Center.  Tickets start at $15.  For more information go to <