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Rick Hermelin -- Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
You can learn more about Rick Hermelin, the 71-year-old former Marine on a 3,000-mile ElliptiGO run to raise money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, by going to the blog Donations to the Semper Fi Fund in Rick's name can be made on his fundraising page, For more information about ElliptiGO and its products, visit or follow them on Twitter @elliptigo and Facebook at

Free Smoke Alarms
For more information about the free smoke alarms from Home Depot in Sun City, call the Sun City Fire Department at 623-974-2321.

Mighty Mud Mania
Mighty Mud Mania is this Saturday. It's open to kids 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13-17. For kids 6 and younger there is a mini mud course and puddle pools for the tiny tots. Shirts and lace-up, closed-toed shoes are required. It's at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road (southeast of Hayden and Jackrabbit). Registration begins at 8 a.m. Children must be present to register and a signed permission slip is required. Participation is free, but organizers ask that participants bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Vista del Camino Food Bank.

3-on-3 Co-ed Basketball Tournament
The 3-on-3 Co-ed Basketball Tournament that benefit the orphanages and children of Haiti is Sunday, June 10, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., at Desert Arroyo Middle School, 33401 N. 56th St, Phoenix. Cost is $20. Ages 12-99 are welcome. Put together a team before or walk in or you'll be assigned to one. For more information or to sign up, visit Link for video of the orphanage and the children:

Mellow Mushroom at CityNorth
5350 E. High Street
Off Deer Valley Drive and 54th Street in Phoenix

Flagstafff Wine and Food Festival
Saturday June 9, 1pm
Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park, Flagstaff

Artist Bruce Aiken will be there at 2pm & admission is $30
For more information visit

Blood Shortage
Blood donors with types O-Neg, A-Neg & B-Neg urgently needed. Contact UBS today or at 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376)

Elektrolytes Viewing Party
Elektrolytes Viewing Party will be held at the Tavern on Mill at 404 S. Mill Ave. in Tempe. The doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 10pm. To place your vote call 1-855-427-3902.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Kooza
June 8 - July 25
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
For more information visit

Phoenix Children's Chorus
Italy Tour Kickoff Concert
7pm, Central High School, Phoenix
$5 Admission
For more information visit