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Duel in the Desert
Duel in the Desert is an invitation-only one-day round-robin tournament showcasing the top wheelchair athletic teams from Phoenix and Tucson.  The tournament features nine teams: three rugby, three power soccer and three basketball. The event will raise awareness about wheelchair sports and the development and advancement of adaptive recreation and the chance to explore the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit),

Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit), 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Halloween Hair
Hair Pollution Salon
1524 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ

Health and Wealth Raffle
Deadline to purchase tickets October 30, 2013
Garden Guy
Pinterest Porches

Statewide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its state, local and tribal law enforcement partners will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

The service is free and anonymous.  No questions asked.

Collection sites will be open Sat., Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting,, clicking on the "Got Drugs?" icon, and following the links to a database where they can enter their zip code or city/county.

The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends including from the home medicine cabinet, according to surveys of users.

If you're a parent, please take the time to talk to your children about the harm caused by medicine abuse and educate yourself on the signs of abuse.  Please visit DEA's interactive website for further information, and