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Phoenix Zoo Halloween
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ ‎
Van Buren & 202 Freeway
(602) 273-1341

This is the Zoo's nighttime Halloween event  Saturday, October  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
Oct 20th, 2014 - Oct 26th, 2014 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Activities vary daily and are included with Zoo admission.

The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships
WestWorld of Scottsdale
Sat. & Sun. 10-5pm
Tickets start at $15
(480) 495-3806

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

Cabela's Glendale
9380 W. Glendale Avenue Glendale, AZ 85305
It's Outdoor Cooking Month at Cabela's and that means the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is in action.  Check out the biggest and best grill around and be part of the largest tailgating bash this weekend. Watch our grill masters cook up to 2,500 brats an hour and enjoy the experience with a bratwurst in hand during our charity cook out with the Glendale Fire Department. Visit for a full scope of events.
removing halloween makeup:
Tip #1: Dissolve Stubborn Makeup Without Irritating Sensitive Skin:
There's a simple way to make this removal  fast and easy. When you're picking up your candy at the drugstore, grab a 2-in-1 wash that's made for sensitive skin, like this Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash, which is only $12.99 at CVS, RiteAid, and Walmart. Celebrity makeup artists actually use this all the time to gently, safely remove tough makeup on ALL skin types.  Just wet your skin with warm water, rub softly in circles wherever you have makeup  and rinse off - You don't even have to scrub!
-    Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash, CVS, RiteAid, or Walmart for $12.99

Tip #2: Prevent Leftover Color from Staining Clothes and Sheets:
The second trick is to apply a protective body lotion all over when you get out. This creates a barrier on skin, to help prevent you from staining your sheets. Any body lotion will do, I like G.M. Collin Body Hydrating Cream because of its velvety, nourishing texture , and it's entirely paraben-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free so it won't irritate sensitive skin. Just make sure to let the lotion dry completely before you get dressed or hop into bed, and you're good!
-    G.M. Collin Body Hydrating Cream, $40 at ROCHELLE'S SALON & SPA in Phoenix, or

Tip #3: Remove Waterproof Mascara, Shadows and Liners in a Snap:
  Odds are, you'll also be wearing heavier eye makeup on Halloween, like waterproof mascara, glitter or even false lashes. But there's an easy trick to remove it all, painlessly: Use OIL! A 100% pure, multipurpose skin care oil, like these suki® facial oils, instead of a synthetic makeup remover. Put a few drops onto a cotton ball, and hold it on eyelids for about 30 seconds. The oil helps loosen long-wearing pigments, and they're made with soothing ingredients like chamomile and jojoba, to help skin recover quickly. You don't even have to pull on the delicate eye skin, just gently sweep off and then follow your normal cleansing routine. Oil is also great for tough makeup on lips, skin, anywhere!
-    suki® facial oils, $23 each at Sprout's Famers Markets in Phoenix, or

Tip #4: Protect Your Tresses:
 Dressing up like pop stars is always a hit on Halloween, but with that comes a lot of stress on the hair - For example, if we may want to get Beyonce's long waves or Naomi Campbell's bangs, but all the heat styling, teasing, hair dye and hairspray involved can really damage hair, especially when we're trying to comb through it all at the end of the night or wash everything out before work the next day!
One great tip is to avoid damaging your hair altogether, by styling with hair extensions instead, like this LUXHAIR™ HOW Circle Extension by Tabatha Coffey - [Pulls out while talking]. You can pick this up at Beauty Brands, and it gives you an instant hair transformation in seconds but slips on and off as easily as a headband. Also available at BEAUTY BRANDS are the LUXHAIR HOW Bangs, which Sam is wearing. The best part is you can add your costume hair chalk or paints right onto the hair, and just lift the hair out at the end of the night!
      LUXHAIR™ HOW Circle Extension by Tabatha Coffey available at BEAUTY BRANDS for $79 (10") or $99 (16"-18").
    LUXHAIR™ HOW Bangs available at BEAUTY BRANDS for $24.
And if you do style your natural hair, just swap your conditioner for a more reparative hair masque when you get home. I like Aviva's Hair Rescue Keratin Renewal Masque because you can use it right in the shower, just leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse out, and it will help undo the styling damage so you can get back to hydrated and healthy looking hair faster. You can even use it a few nights in a row - And I bet you'll enjoy it all winter long, too!
-     Aviva Hair Rescue Keratin Renewal Masque, Available at for $29.95.
Tip #5: Remove Nail Polish Like the Pros:
    if you have to take off your black and orange nail polish or other nail art, you can save time by making an easy nail wrap, which is what the pros use for easy removal. Make sure you have acetone polish remover on hand, and from there, just soak a little cotton, and seal that cotton onto your nail with a small piece of foil. Wrap it up tightly (resist texting for 10 minutes!), then remove it and wipe off any excess polish. This trick also works with no-chip polish, which you can scrape off with a spoon after using the wrap.

Phoenxi Public Library book sale
Join the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library for their huge Fall Book Sale Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, October 26 from Noon to 5 p.m. at their warehouse location, 1330 N. 29th Drive (near 29th Avenue and McDowell Road), 85009. At only $1 per paperback and $2 per hardcover, readers can feed the need to read without breaking the bank. This month, as the Friends are Drownin' in Discs, shoppers can pick up any CD, DVD or disc Audiobook for only 50¢!
The Friends' warehouse stores nearly 200,000 used books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks in popular genres such as mystery,  hobbies/crafts/DIY, travel, cooking, art, self-help, history and science fiction.  Teachers and military personnel (with ID) enjoy 50% off all weekend. On Sunday, prices drop 50% for everyone.
Best of all, proceeds from this sale help to support programs and services at Phoenix's public libraries.  
.  For more information, please visit or call 602.534.5208.

Fired Up Grill
7131 W. Ray Rd. Set 45, Chandler, AZ 85226 (Behind AJ’s at Ray and 56th St. in Chandler)
(480) 940-4040
Fired Up Grill HalloWINE dinner featuring the four courses and wine from 750 Wine.
{{MENU}} Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 6:30pm
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-940-4040.

Reservations are suggested, but not required. Fired Up Grill is located behind AJ’s in the upscale Shoppes of Casa Paloma at 56th St. and Ray Rd at 7131 W. Ray Rd. Set 45, Chandler, AZ 85226. For more information please visit Please call 480-940-4040 to make reservations.
RECIPE: Filet Mignon With A Medley Of Sautéed Greens And Whipped Potato Finished With A Red Wine “Force Of Nature Cabernet” Demi Sauce.
•    4 Filet Mignon
•    ¼ Cup + 2tbsp Olive Oil
•    Salt & Pepper
•    1 Lb. Mixed Green Blend (Kale, Chard, Etc)
•    1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
•    1 Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
•    Yukon Gold Potatoes
•    1 Cup Beef Stock
•    1 Cup Cabernet Sauvignon
•    ¼ Lb. Butter

1.    Season filet with salt & pepper.  Sear filet in ¼ cup olive oil top and bottom and finish in a 500 degree oven approx. 4 - 7 min. depending on the size of the filet and your cooking preference.
2.    Sautee mixed greens in the remaining 2 tbsp. of olive oil, minced garlic and red pepper flakes.  Greens should be dark in color when finished approx. 90 sec.
3.    Cook potatoes in crock pot with salted boiling water until fork tender approx. 20 min. Drain and whip with butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste.
4.    For the sauce, bring beef stock to a boil add cabernet sauvignon and butter, stirring frequently.
5.    Lay mixed greens in center of plate, top with filet, pipe whipped potatoes on top of filet and surround with sauce.