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Overnight at the Museum event
Dec. 5-6
Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa
Friday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. and  Saturday Dece. 6 at 9 a.m..
$35 per person
for kids 6-12 and 1 adult chaperone.
register now at the museum

Torque Meet Tour at Universal Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute
10695 W. Pierce St., Avondale
1-5 p.m. on Saturday, November 15
Scholarship testing: 9 a.m.

Luxury home tour
A large luxury home tour benefiting Apache Junction Food Bank will be taking place Saturday from noon to 4pm. This is your chance to walk through and see first hand, some stunning properties from $400K-4million dollars. They will have 30 homes on the tour, nad it's open to the public. Although not required, they are requesting a cash contribution or non-perishable food donation to Apache Junction Food Bank for visitors of the tour. And, every agent who has a home on the tour has made a donation to the food bank as well to have their home on tour.
Luxury Home Tour-Superstition Mountain
November 16th, 2014
Realestate Information Center
3977 South Superstition Mountain Drive, Gold Canyon

The Wildlife World Zoo
The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website  For more pet training tips from Dr. Grey Stafford, visit

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

Holiday travel and safety

Nick Swarsdon
Best known for his standup specials and his recurring role on the award-winning comedy series Reno 911!, Nick Swarsdon wields an individual approach to adult-comedy and storytelling. He's also starred in such comedy films as Blades of Glory and Superbad. Think you can handle it? Then don't miss an awesome, up-close and personal evening with comedy superstar, Nick Swarsdon in the Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort- Saturday, November 15th, 2014.
The Big Heap Vintage & Handmade Festival
 is a juried event that features the most exciting vintage furniture and decor, fashion, adornment and hand wrought and handmade items in the West. The focus is on style. The Big Heap supports individuals with the raw elements so they can make their own unique statement in/on their home, garden and self.
New additions to the wildly popular festival will include hourly fashion parades emceed by "hip historian" Marshall Shore. The parades will feature clothing from the 1950, 60s and 70s on Saturday, November 21 styled by local vintage experts, Mitch Phillips of Rare Scarf, Jenny Kuller of Red Head Sadie and Sabrina Thompson of Bella and Bruiser, maker of rockabilly kids clothing. The parades are geared toward showing guests how to make the most of mixing modern and vintage wear.

Saturday, November 22, the talented jazz group the Torrey McDannald Quintet will perform and gourmet food trucks will be available to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.  

The Big Heap will be held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, which is located at 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85258. The entry fee is $7 for adults; there is no charge for children 12 years and younger. For more information, details and directions, visit: or check Facebook at cave creek thieves or the big heap.

2014 Police and Parks Pups Festival
Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-noon