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New Kroc Corps Community Center
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Phoenix South Mountain Public Dedication Ceremony is today at 2 p.m. The free community fair will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. there will be a free Radio Disney concert with Roshon Fegan. The Salvation Army Kroc Center is located at 1375 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix.

Shut Up and Give Me the Mic
Dee Snider, lead singer of Twisted Sister and author of "Shut Up and Give Me the Mic" will be at the Barnes & Noble in Tempe today at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or ttp://

"What to Expect When You're Expecting"
"What to Expect When You're Expecting" opens in theaters today.

Claude Haynes-East Valley Astronomy Club

For more information about the East Valley Astronomy Club, visit www.EVACONLINE.ORG.

Celebrity Makeup Artist
Celebrity makeup artist Eric Jimenez can be reached on twitter @makeupbyeric or via email at

Garden Guy -- Fire-resistant Landscapes

- Create a perimeter 30 feet around home.

- Move propane tank away from house

- Don't use wood or shingles for roofing or patios. For roofing use metal, clay or cement tile

- Avoid: creosote, pine trees, junipers, brittle bush, wildflowers, grasses

Description of fire resistant plants:

- Do not readily ignite

- Do not significantly contribute to the fire and intensity

- Leaves are moist and supple

- Plants and trees that have little dead wood and tend not to accumulate dry, dead material

- Sap is water-like; not odorous

- Sap or resin materials are low

- Most deciduous trees and shrubs are fire resistant

- Native & ornamental plants can be highly flammable

- Keep trees and shrubs pruned 6 to 10 feet from ground

- Remove leaf clutter and dead/overhanging branches

- Mow the lawn regularly and dispose of cutting and debris promptly

- Store firewood away from the house

- Maintain the irrigation system regularly

For gardening information check out and his books: Extreme Gardening; How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts, The Garden Guy: A Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest and The Garden Guy's Southwest Bug Guide

Pushups for Charity
For more information on the May 19 Pushups for Charity event, visit

Celebrity Metabolism Boosting Secrets
To download your FREE "Celebrity Metabolism Boosting Secrets," visit