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The Game Day Chef Challenge

The Game Day Chef Challenge is a regional cooking contest for residents in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. Searching for the best game day recipe; the dishes typically prepared for watching parties at homes or tailgating - like appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contest entry period begins Aug. 1 and ends Sept. 30.

The Game Day Chef Challenge, sponsored by Chevron, invites fans and foodies alike to submit their best Game Day recipe enhanced by at least one food or non-alcoholic beverage item purchased from any Chevron or Texaco for a chance to win. Creativity will be rewarded!

Incorporate ANY food or non-alcoholic beverage item from a Chevron or Texaco station. Prepare the dish, take a photo and submit to There will be five regional contests with five contestants each in Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, Washington and Oregon.

The Game Day Chef Challenge Finale will take place in Pasadena, Calif. with one winner from each region.

Chambers of Fear Job Applications

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and may be subject to a background check.
Applications will be accepted and auditions held on the following dates at Chambers of Fear:
Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Chambers of Fear Haunted House
(Five minutes west of Arrowhead Mall on Bell Road)
11340 W. Bell Rd.
Surprise, AZ 85378

Suns Dancers Tryouts

Dancers possessing the skill and enthusiasm to be a member of one of the premiere dance teams in the NBA are encouraged to audition for the 2014-15 Suns Dancers, beginning Saturday, Aug. 9. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Talking Stick Resort (9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale).

It is highly recommended that candidates interested in auditioning for the 2014-15 Suns Dancers attend one of the remaining prep classes in order to prepare for the audition process (schedule below). Candidates looking to attend one of the prep classes can register on
Saturday, Aug. 2 (12:30 - 3 p.m., registration begins at noon) Wednesday, August 6

Auditions will consist of a preliminary round that includes learning a routine. Successful candidates will be asked to attend the semifinals on Sunday, Aug, 10, where dancers will participate in a photo shoot and a round of interviews, as well as perform routines in small groups for a panel of judges.
Waiting for Heaven

Heather Gillis is the author of "Waiting for Heaven: Finding Beauty in the Pain and the Struggle."

If you would like to hear more about Heather’s story, she will be at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe this Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Heather will be there signing her new book. She will also be talking about turning your grief into something beautiful and giving tips on overcoming life tragedies. For more tips and information visit her blog at

Bowen’s Hope is an organization that helps kidney disease kids and their families at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Children who receive dialysis treatments go to the hospital 3-4 times a week, and each dialysis treatment lasts 3-4 hours. It is not only demanding on the kids receiving treatments but their families as well. The mission of Bowen’s Hope is to help the families with their everyday needs such collecting gas and grocery cards, cleaning supplies and also helping with Camp Maska, a camp for kidney kids. By helping the families with these everyday needed supplies, it helps lighten their load, allowing them to spend more time with their child. Over the Christmas holiday there will be an opportunity to sponsor families, helping to provide for basic needs such as clothing and other needed supplies. If you would like to help please go to and learn how you can get involved.  

DES Family Connection Fun Day

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Salvation Army KROC Center
1375 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ  85040
For more information, click here.

Chris Akard Fitness  

The Akard Fitness Studio is located at 4328 N. Wells Fargo Ave., Ste. 4 in Scottsdale. Call 480-941-0211 to make an appointment or visit

"The Hundred-Foot Journey"

opens this Friday, Aug. 8