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Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
April 27-29 at Arizona State Fairgrounds

Show Hours: Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Adult, $5; 3-12, $2; 2 and under are free

Senior Day: Friday, 10 a.m.-noon; FREE admission for all seniors 60 and over courtesy of Lovin' Life after 50

Customer Appreciation: Friday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. FREE Admission for everyone attending

Parking: Plenty of onsite parking, enter at 17th Avenue and McDowell Road or 19th Avenue and Monte Vista. Arizona State Fairgrounds is located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road. For more information, call 602-485-1691 or visit

Arizona Summer Games With Special Olympics 
Over 1,000 fans are expected to come to the Opening Ceremonies, which will take place on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at Mesa Community College near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road. The event includes an Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies that includes a parade of athletes, torch run and DJ/Dance. For more information on the 2012 Summer Games, to register, and for a list of competition times, visit

DEA Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the following locations:
Ahwatukee: Target Shopping Center, 4734 E. Ray Road
Central City: Target at Arcadia Crossing, 4515 E. Thomas Road
South Mountain: Target Shopping Plaza, 2140 E. Baseline Road
Desert Horizon: Desert Horizon Precinct, 16030 N. 56th St.
Sunnyslope Neighborhood Substation, 750 W. Peoria Ave. 
For more information, go to

American Idiot
Green Day's American Idiot is playing at Tempe's ASU Gammage until April 29. For tickets visit ASU Gammage Box Office or call ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787.

Salsa Challenge
The 28th Annual My Nana's Salsa Challenge is Saturday, April 28, at Tempe Beach Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance at Fry's and at or $10 at the gate. Kids under 12 are free. There's over 100 salsas to taste, kidszone, live music on 2 stages, Cazadores Margarita Mix-Off, Cornhole Tournament and more.

Just Dance 3
You can pick up a copy of "Just Dance 3" and submit your best routine from the video game at for a chance to win $20,000.

Surf Lessons
Big Surf Waterpark will hold surfing lessons during the summer. Surfers of any age welcome; space is limited.

Class 1 - June 13 & June 20 from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Class 2 - June 26 & July 3 from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Class 3 - July 11 & July 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Class 4 - July 25 & Aug 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The cost is $199.95 per class and includes use of a rental board if needed and a 2012 Big Surf Waterpark Season Pass. Space is limited. Big Surf Waterpark is located at 1500 N. McClintock Drive in Tempe. For more information log on to

Free Coyotes Posters
The Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau will be giving away a pair of lower-level bowl tickets for Game Two on Sunday, April 29. Simply visit the CVB's website at to enter. Deadline for all entries is Friday, April 27, at 5 p.m. In addition, come by the Glendale Visitor Center beginning Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. to pick up a free "Go Coyotes!" poster to proudly display your Coyotes spirit whether it's in a car window, front door or a store front. A limited number of free "Go Coyotes!" signs will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of five per person.
Also, fans wearing white or Coyotes merchandise can visit several West Valley businesses to receive special playoff discounts. For a list of participating merchants, check out

A Taste of Greece
The 29th annual Greek food festival, A Taste of Greece, returns this weekend to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. Festival hours:

Friday, April 27, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission - $3
Children 12 and under - Free

For more information, visit or call 480-899-3330.

XLR8 App
The XLR8 app is available now on the Android Market and at the Apple store. For more information on the app go to

New Paint
The new Glidden Trim and Door Paint is available now at Home Depot.

Car Washes for shooting victim, Carl Scott
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Walgreens @ 35th Avenue & Camelback Road
Fuegos Bar & Grill @ 91st Avenue & Van Buren Street
Man arrested in connection with deadly weekend shooting