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Food City's Tamale Festival
Saturday, Dec. 8 & Sunday, Dec. 9
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
Cesar Chavez Plaza
200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix                             

Final weekend for Pointsettia Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Gardener’s World
3401 E. Baseline Rd. Phoenix, AZ  85042
2 miles west of AZ Mills & I-10, between 32nd & 40th Sts.
FREE parking (Entrance at 32nd St South of Baseline Rd.)
Visit for more information

Bike Assembly Project
Volunteers needed
Saturday, December 8 from 6am to 12pm
Phoenix First Assembly
13613 N. Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix AZ 85022
To learn more, visit or call 602-867-7117.

Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Celebrate artists and arts organizations from across Phoenix's varied cultural landscape at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, December 7-9, 2012.
For more information visit

Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy
WHEN: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Dec. 7-8)
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.
More than 1,500 dentists, hygienists, support staff and other volunteers will transform the Coliseum floor into a large-scale clinic, where adults and children of all ages can get critical dental work for
FREE. This is the largest charitable event of its kind to come to Arizona: About $1 million in free care is expected to be delivered to 2,000 patients on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy event is a project of the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation.Media: Please use the contact information above to arrange interviews with dentists who will be providing the care. Media outlets can park on the west side of the Coliseum for quick access to the event.

Tammie Coe Bakery
4410 N. 40th St., 602-840-3644 
610 E. Roosevelt, 602-253-0829; 602-253-9360 (fax)
Denmark native turned Valley resident Charlotte Wetche just obtained rights to market in the US traditional Scandinavian marzipan from the company her great-grandfather founded. European marzipan isn't the sugary paste many Americans think of. It's actually a rich and very versatile ingredient that allows you to make delicious fruit tarts, pies and cookies in just 8 minutes or chocolate covered candies in no time.

Discovery Bay Games

Scott's Generations Restaurant and Deli in Phoenix
5539 N. Seventh St.
Suite 108
Phoenix, AZ 85014



Chanukah Wonderland, a project of Chabad of the East Valley, will open its doors to the entire community for the Chanukah season, December 6th-16th, conveniently located in the McRay Plaza, 3875 W. Ray Rd. (next door to Chabad) South East corner of McClintock and Ray rd's, children and adults experience Chanukah through an intriguing hands-on olive press demonstration, creative crafts corner, and a hi-tech computer center.For more information and schedule of special activities contact Chabad of the East Valley, 480-855-4333 or log on to:

WHERE: the Chanukah Wonderland 3875 W. Ray Rd. # 6 in Chandler (South East Corner Ray & McClintock)
WHEN: 11 days of fun Thursday December 6th - Sunday December 28
TIMES: 12:00- 7:00 PM , Friday 10:00 - 2:00 PM
WHO: Moms Dads and Children of all ages
COST: Free


 In honor of the new ice spectacular Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream featuring Disney's newest princess-the long golden-haired, Rapunzel from "Tangled"-Disney On Ice producer Feld Entertainment is inviting the community to participate in a heartwarming hair donation campaign to benefit children suffering from medically-related hair loss.donate your hair (at least 8" long) to Children with Hairloss, this non-profit organization provides customized human hair replacements and care kits at no cost to over 300 children a year. 
the first 25 hair donors to register will receive a special Rapunzel necklace and everyone that donates will receive two complimentary tickets to see Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream in Phoenix January 9th or 10th.

WHERE:    Arizona Mills Mall  - Food Court
  Saturday, December 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ
  Call (480) 756-3996 to register for this location

  Riposa Salon
   Saturday, December 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  2655 W. Guadalupe Road, Suite 23 in Mesa, AZ
  Call (602) 370-8998 to register for this location

Gilbert Civic Center, 90 E. Civic Center Dr. (Warner & Gilbert Rd), Gilbert
Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate.                                             
Dates:                       Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 7th, 8th & 9th, 2012
Times:                       Friday 5:30pm - 9pm,  Saturday 5:30am - 9pm and Sunday 5:30am - 9:30am
                                   Balloon Event Times:
Media Inaugural "Hare & Hound" race (Friday): 7:15am - 8:00am
Morning Liftoffs (Saturday & Sunday):
Dawn Patrol (Saturday & Sunday): 6:30am
Liftoffs (Saturday & Sunday): 7:15am - 8:30am
Evening Glows (Friday and Saturday): 7:00pm - 8:00pm
*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.
 Events:  Balloon Classic "Hare & Hound" races - On Saturday & Sunday mornings, December 8th & 9th, 7:15am -9:30am  Spectators are allowed to walk on the field and watch the balloons inflate and lift off.  Photo taking is invited.
DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 7th & 8th.  A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.
 Live entertainment onstage featuring:
Friday: High Hat Blues from 6-7:00pm and headlining is Arrowheart from 8--9pm
Saturday: Trailer Park plays from 6-7pm and again from 8-9pm. Fireworks display (Saturday Only), Family Fun area with kid's activities, exhibits, sampling, and many other exciting attractions.  In addition, there will be retail shopping vendors for purchases or browsing.  Bring your appetite, as there will be a variety of foods available to purchase as well!
NEW this year… The "Classic's" HOLIDAY FOOD & FUN FESTIVAL. Each attendee will be encouraged to vote for their favorite retail & food vendors.  Enjoy over 50 vendors who will be competing for the title of "People's Choice Winner" and cash prizes.
Admission: For any one event - $10 at the gate per person. Children under 12 are FREE.
$7 for groups of 10 or more. No re-entry allowed on Saturday. 

Alice Cooper's 12th Annual Christmas Pudding
Join Alice Cooper for the best holiday event of the season! This year international film star and musician Johnny Depp will take the stage and jam with Alice and his band, featuring Orianthi. Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), veteran rockers L.A. Guns, guest hosts John O'Hurley and renowned magician/comedian Murray SawChuck round out the evening's entertainment. More band announcements are coming soon! Tickets range from $35 to $100 and are on sale Monday, October 29th at

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona

Flipside job fair for teens
FlipSide needs your energy to give families an explosion of fun. They're looking for energetic, bright people to fill EVERY position! Here's a sampling: · Cooks · Guest Services · Party Hosts · Game Attendants · …and many more  December 8th between 10 am and 6 pm and learn how we're a great place to work. (Call-backs will be on Dec. 14th & 15th)

The Job Fair will be held at: Gilbert Hampton Inn & Suites 3265 S. Market St Gilbert AZ 85297 Here's a Google map <>