HOTLINE: Thursday, Oct. 23

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Dia de Los Muertos
On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m., the Mesa Arts Center campus will host a celebration of the memory of departed loved ones with the Ninth Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The free festival will offer a nonstop schedule of live entertainment, participatory children's activities, a wide variety of food options, studio demonstrations, and a Mercado Marketplace, featuring traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, and Mexican arts and crafts from over thirty local artisans and vendors. 

Mesa Art Center 
One East Main Street, Mesa
1st Ave & Center Street
Wounded Warrior Ride
Injured service members with Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP) Soldier Ride, presented by GEICO, will be in the Phoenix area from October 22 to 25, cycling to restore their physical, mental and emotional well-being; participating in physical health and wellness programs and gaining peer support by meeting with other injured service members from around the country who share similar experiences. During Soldier Ride, WWP provides state-of-the-art cycling equipment to veterans at no cost, which includes adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles to accommodate various injuries and disabilities, as well as upright road bikes for riders not requiring adaptive equipment.
Thursday, October 23
9:00 AM: Soldier Ride Begins (18 miles)
East Valley Nazarene Church
127 North Signal Butte Road
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
11:30 AM: Soldier Ride Ends
East Valley Nazarene Church 
6:30 PM: Soldier Ride documentary "Welcome to Solider Ride" / Screening open to the public
Friday, October 24
9:45 AM: Soldier Ride Kickoff Remarks at UHAUL Headquarters 
10:00 AM: Soldier Ride Begins (15 miles) UHAUL Headquarters
2727 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
12:00 PM Soldier Ride Ends
7211 North Tatum Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
2:00 PM: Warriors arrive at SpoFit, Physical Health & Wellness Event SpoFit Fitness Center
5031 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 8503
Saturday, October 25
9:00 AM: Soldier Ride Begins (19 miles)
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church
34605 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
12:00 PM: Solider Ride Ends
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church 
2:00 PM - 4:00PM Golf Clinic, Physical Health & Wellness Event TPC Scottsdale
17020 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Domestic Violence Commercials
In an effort to combat domestic violence, the National Football League is rolling out new public-service announcements directed by Mariska Hargitay, Tate Donovan and Blair Underwood. The PSAs are part of a larger NFL effort to combat domestic violence in the aftermath of the release of disturbing video footage involving Baltimore Raven Ray Rice, as well as charges filed against other players who have been involved in similar acts. Also as part of its efforts, the NFL has chosen three women to overhaul the league's domestic violence policies and education programs, including Lisa Friel, the former head of the New York City District Attorney's sex crimes unit. 
Scottsdale Polo
Polo is like Hockey on Horses and it's one of the fastest growing sports among women and minorities. The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower will be held Saturday, Oct. 25th and 26th at WestWorld of Scottsdale. There will be great polo action from the top polo players in the US, the Wales Clogau Polo team, the Gay Polo League to the best women's team ever assembled. Events being held will include 4 polo match-ups, the LIVE Larsen Art Auction, 1st Annual Canine Couture Fashion Show, The World's Longest Catwalk, World Food Championships and more! Enter your dog to win a great prize in the Canine Couture Fashion Show. 
West World-Polo Fields
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ ‎ 
(480) 666-5522 ‎ 
Taste of Chandler
Sip, savor and indulge this Saturday at TASTE. Chandler's Culinary Festival. Located at Downtown Ocotillo in Chandler, between Dobson and Price Rd, doors open at 6 p.m. for this 21 and over event. Featuring many east valley restaurants serving an abundance of delectable cuisine, admission includes unlimited food tasting (while supplies last),12 drink samples and live entertainment by Big Daddy D and the Dynamites. Presale admission is $65 per person, and will be $80 at the door. Couples admission is available only through presale for $130 and includes everything mentioned above plus a gift bag with a bottle of wine, two souvenir glasses and other gifts from local restaurants, one per couple.
October 25, 2014
6 - 10 p.m.
21 and over
$65 Admission (Pre-Sale Only)
$80 Day of Admission
$130 Couples Admission (Pre-Sale Only)
Unlimited food, 12 drink tickets, entertainment, vendors, restaurant competition 
Downtown Ocotillo
2855 W Queen Creek Road
Chandler, AZ