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Saddle Up Gallery
6140 E. Cave Creek RD.
Cave Creek, AZ
480-577-8426  (Book can be purchased online)

BBQ Island
8425 S Emerald Dr #103, Tempe, AZ 85284 (877) 474-5669

Keep It Safe - A Family Affair takes place today.
The city of Peoria, along with Dignity Health Medical Group and Barrow Neurological Institute, are hosting a free safety event today from 8 to 11 a.m., located at Dignity Health Medical Group Peoria North Clinic, 7727 W. Deer Valley Rd., suite 210. The activities include a bike rodeo, bicycle raffle, fire and water safety prevention, fire truck tour, child ID kits, free blood pressure checks, face painting, inflatables, food, helmet fitting and booster seat fitting. For more information, call 623-773-7137 or visit

Petco Halloween
Halloween is the perfect time to discover more about interesting pets such as snakes, spiders and lizards. To educate families on these not-so-scary critters, Petco is hosting a Reptile Rally, where children of all ages will learn about reptiles such as rainbow boas, veiled chameleons and a variety of other creepy, crawly pets.

This free, family-friendly event is taking place at all Petco locations nationwide on October 11, 2014, from 1-3 p.m.

Knowledgeable staff will be on hand for reptile "Meet & Greets" and can answer any questions. Additionally, kids will also receive exciting Halloween temporary tattoos and trading cards featuring their favorite reptiles

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

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
Contact Dave at, or visit

book is available now
Jackson Galaxy  website:
"Catification" book signing
Oct 14
CHANGING HANDS - Meet & Greet and Catification presentation / conversation between Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

Macaroni Kid
To Make Toilet Roll Superhero Cuffs You'll Need
    Four toilet paper rolls for one set of cuffs
    Paint Brush
    Hole Punch

Optional Items:
-    jewels
-    decorative duct tape
-    hot glue gun
-    glitter

How to Make Toilet Roll Superhero Cuffs
1.    First cut a slit all the way down one side of all four paper rolls.  Two will be your cuffs and the other two will provide the material for your shapes.
2.    Flatten two of the rolls and cut superhero shapes from them.  Ideas include stars, bats, lightening bolts, letters, the sky's the limit!
3.    Paint your pieces.  Paint all around your cuffs and on both sides of your shapes.  Be sure to use two different colors so that your super hero shapes really pop!
4.    Once the paint dries, glue your shapes to the top of your cuffs and allow to dry.
5.    Punch a few holes down each side of your cuff openings and lace them up by threading them with yarn.
6.    Now you're ready to don your super cool cuffs and try out your new super powers.

You can this and other fun craft ideas and activites at
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The Book of Life
In theaters October 17th

The Book of Life Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 11th
Arizona Mills (Food court area)
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Halloween treats from the KAK shop:
The KAK Shop
4700 N Central #105

Cheesecake for cake pop

1 package cream cheese (8 oz) softened
¾ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon milk
2 large eggs
Pre heat oven to 300 degrees
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat cream cheese and sugar 2 minutes on medium speed
In a small bowl mix milk, cornstarch and salt together add eggs and whisk to smooth
Low speed of mixer to low and pour in egg mixture, stop and scrape bowl, return mixer to medium and beat 2 minutes
Pour in to 8" pan (round or square)
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the center jiggles slightly when shaken. (like jello)
Remove from oven and cool then refrigerate for 2 hours or over night.

What you will need for eyeball cake pops:

Small Cheesecake (or above recipe)
Maraschino cherries (small jar) approximately 12
Small cookie scoop
Lollipop sticks 12
White coating chocolate
Cooking oil (optional)
Medium glass bowl or drinking glass
Styrofoam (optional)
M & M's candies (brown, green, blue)
Black paste or gel food coloring
Red paste or gel food coloring
small brush

To assemble:
Remove chilled cheesecake from refrigerator, with a spatula beat the cheesecake to smooth.  Scoop one full scooper of cheesecake and push in one cherry.  Lightly roll between hands and place on plate. Repeat with remaining cherries and cheesecake.  Place cheesecake balls in freezer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile in glass bowl or drinking glass, microwave white coating chocolate for 10 seconds then stir, repeat heating chocolate and stirring in 10 second intervals until chocolate is melted.  Some coating chocolate is thick, adding a small amount of cooking oil will help thin it.
Remove pops from freezer, dip one end of the lollipop stick into chocolate about ½" and push into cake pop.  Repeat will all pops. Replace back in freezer for 15 minutes.
Remove pops from freezer, working quickly dip the cake pop into the melted chocolate to cover.  Submerging the cake pop is best.  Using a narrow container like a drinking glass makes this helpful.
Tap cake pop on edge of container to remove excess chocolate and to avoid drips.  Place stick end into Styrofoam to let chocolate set up.  Continue with the remaining pops (chocolate may need to be reheated) after the chocolate sets re-dip the pops into chocolate as it starts to set add  M and M candy on one side for eye pupil.  
When all cake pops are dry and set (may need to refrigerate a few minutes) add the black of the pupil and veins.  Using a small / fine brush paint on the pupil in the center of the candy and thin red veins starting from the back of the eye to the front.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

1 cup            sugar
1 ½ cup         all purpose flour
2 Tablespoon        cocoa powder
1 teaspoon        baking powder
1 teaspoon        baking soda
¼ teaspoon         salt
2            eggs
1/2 cup        buttermilk
½ cup            oil
1 Tablespoon        red food color
2 teaspoon        vanilla
½ cup            water hot
1 teaspoon         white vinegar

Preheat 350 degrees
place all dry ingredients In bowl of stand mixer, with whisk attachment mix on low
in separate bowl add eggs, buttermilk, oil, red color, vanilla
with mixer on low add the egg mixture and mix for 5 minutes
after 5 minutes add the hot water and vinegar and mix until just combined
batter will be very liquid, fill cupcake liners 2/3 and bake for 15 minutes rotating half way.

Cream cheese frosting
2-8 oz packages    cream cheese softened
½ cup            butter
1 teaspoon     lemon juice
1 teaspoon      vanilla

In bowl beat, cream cheese, butter until smooth, add sifted powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix on medium until creamy, stir in lemon juice and vanilla.    

Raspberry jam