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Howl-O-Ween & Boo! at the Zoo
Howl-O-Ween is the Phoenix Zoo's nighttime Halloween event, Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25. Events are for all ages and trails will be marked 'merry' or 'scary'. Events range from a Trick or Treat Trail, dance party and carousel up to the scariest of activities such as a haunted wagon ride, Deserts of the Dead zombie graveyard and Fields of Fear scarecrow straw maze. 
 
Boo! at the Zoo is a weeklong fall festival full of pumpkin stomp and chomps, straw maze, pumpkin patches perfect for photo opps and a costume swap. Join us Monday, October 20 - Sunday, October 26 for fun activities, a "click or treat" scavenger hunt, animal pumpkin stomp & chomps and more! Activities vary daily and are included with Zoo admission.
 
Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ ‎ 
Van Buren & 202 Freeway
(602) 273-1341 
 
 
Make a Difference Day
Today is National Make a Difference Day and Window for Change is giving back by renovating two houses with new windows and doors at the House of Refuge East (HRE). Their donation center will also be open for people to come by and drop off donations, like clothes, food, furniture. The total cash, in-kind labor and product donations this year is $41,882.00. 
 
Every year, Windows for Change, a program founded by Renewal by Andersen helps give back. This year, to commemorate the National Make A Difference Day on October 22, they will give back to the community by embarking on a heartfelt home improvement project to renovate a resident's homes and the Donation Center at the House of Refuge East (HRE). The HRE is a transitional housing program for homeless families and victims of domestic violence.
 
Project House
6859 #2 E. Ursula
Mesa, AZ 85212
Power & Williams Field 
 
 
MacDonald's Ranch
MacDonald's Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the sun. Located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona, this place all kinds of Fall family and kid fun, including hay mazes, pumpkin patches, hay rides, stagecoach and train rides, cook-outs and petting zoo! Right now get $3.00 off from the website. 
 
MacDonald's Ranch 
26540 N Scottsdale Rd 
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
(480) 585-0239
 
 
Choco Flan
Flan is a beloved Latin dessert and at Barrio Queen in downtown Scottsdale their version adds chocolate cake, chocolate sauce and Kahlua...we learn how to make it and find out how diners can get one for free. The restaurant has partnered with Yelp and St. Mary's Food Bank to raise money... for a $3 donation you add to your bill, you get a free choco-flan, it's called Yelp's Check in For Children.  
 
Barrio Queen 
7114 E Stetson Dr. Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 656-4197