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$1 Coffee Day

It's National Coffee Day! Where can you get $1.00 drip coffee all day long today? The Refuge, a local coffee and wine bar , with ALL profits funding Catholic Charities programs. On an interesting side note, this place is a non-profit, owned by a charity, and is becoming a new trend called "social enterprising."  
The Refuge coffee
4727 N 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Dunkin Dounuts Free Coffee
Dunkin Donuts is also giving away their coffee for free
Walk into any participating restaurant in the Valley and get a free medium cup of iced or hot dark roast coffee, with a limit of one per guest.
Scramble Free Coffee
Get a 16-ounce cup of coffee at Scramble all day Monday at both of their locations.
Scramble Phoenix, 9832 N. 7th Street, Phoenix (602) 374-2294
Scramble Scottsdale, 6590 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, (480) 404-7264
Krispy Kreme Free Coffee
Krispy Kreme is joining in on the celebration with a free 12-ounce coffee at their participating locations. You have three options for the freebie: Krispy Kreme® House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee. This freebie is also limited to one per person. And now that you've got your caffeine taken care, it's time to focus on your health
Zombie Dinner Theatre
ACT is the location of the very cool Trapped In a Room with a Zombie event that offers a fun and interactive team building (great for companies) or fun night out for friends, birthdays, etc. activity.  What happens is that your group is trapped in a room with a chained up zombie!  Your group has one hour to work together to find the clues to get the key to escape the room.  Every 5 minutes the zombie's chain gets longer and before long he is able to reach everyone in the room.  So the idea is to work together to see if your group is smarter than the zombie or if you all become zombie meat.  Fun, interactive, team building event that is timely since we are almost in October now, too!  You can see more details at
Ahwatukee Children's Theatre
5051 East Elliot Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044 
Sprocktets: DIY Motorcycle
Valley Veteran and local entreprenuer Brock R. Lee just opened the only dedicated shop in the Valley to DIY Motorcycle owners...only 1 of 4 in the U.S. Sprockets DIY is a fully loaded motorcycle shop with equipment, tools and instruction available for anyone who wants to work on their own motorcycle. This facility not only offers bay rentals, but the 9 bays are fully loaded with equipment for a total do-it-yourself experience to help riders save money. 
15802 N. Cave Creek Road Suite 3,
Phoenix AZ 85032
Sprockets "The professional do it yourself motorcycle shop"
Free hour to any new clients
Free pick up ( 15 mile radius with full day rental )
National Apple Month
It's National Apple Month! And, Chef Fran Beebe of Mr. Nelson's Cookies is willing to share his mom's best kept secret recipe to make his family's epic Waldorf Salad! This recipe is 68 years old and has been passed down generation after generation... he says the key is in the dressing! It's refreshing and crisp!  Best part... since apples are in season right now, they're on sale everywhere. For instance, at Fry's Food & Drug, Honey Crisp Apples are $1.47/lb, Red Delicious, Granny Smith and all others are .99/lb. 
National Apple Month is a restricted-fund (financially self-supporting) program of the U.S. Apple Association. Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it was expanded in 1996 to a three-month promotional window from September through November." 
Mom's Waldorf Salad Recipie
Yield: About 3 cups 
1 cup Miracle Whip 
1 teaspoon yellow mustard 
2 Tablespoons (T) white vinegar 
1 to 1 ½ packets Splenda 
1 - 2 T whole milk 
2 cups of red sweet apples  (Red Delicious, Gala, etc.) 
1 cup celery    
1/3 C nuts (Pecans preferred, but English walnuts work, also.)
1/3 to 1/2 cup raisins or Cranraisins
-Combine Miracle Whip, yellow mustard and white vinegar in a small bowl
-Add and stir-in Splenda packets to taste, i.e., put one in first and if it is not sweet enough to your liking add another ½ packet
-Add whole milk to create moisture.  Add one tablespoon first and if it the mixture is not moist enough add another ½ T
Base Salad (Prepare the apples last, so as to prevent "browning."
-Dice celery stalk into approximately 3/8 inch cubes
-Chop nuts to about 3/8 inch in size
-Cut apples into quarters; then remove the core, but keep the skin on.
-Dice apple quarters into approximately 3/8 inch cubes
-Combine apple, celery, nuts and raisins in medium size stainless steel bowl.
Base Salad and Dressing Combination
-Add 1Tablespoon of dressing to the "Base Salad" and with a spatula use a light hand to well coat the apples, celery, nuts and raisins with the dressing.
-Continue to add the dressing a tablespoon at a time until the coating on "Base Salad" is to your liking.