HOTLINE: Saturday, Jan. 3

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

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

U.S. Dog Agility Associations Wild West Regional Championships
Jan. 2 - 4
Tempe Sports Complex, Field #4
8401 S. Hardy Dr., Tempe
Free admission
Your well-behaved dog is invited to attend but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. For everyone's safety, retractable leashes are not recommended.
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Winter Water Safety and Polar Plunge
Saturday, Jan. 3
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Come join us for a brisk morning swim and help promote water safety.  
The pool hasn't been heated since the beginning of November. Those daring enough to swim across the pool will receive a free shirt marking their accomplishment.
Welcomed to all ages, free to enter and enjoy a free hot breakfast.
A $20 donation will pay for a two-week swim lesson for a child.

3TV Blood Drive

Sunday, Jan. 4
-Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281)
-7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Donors will receive vouchers for a free Phoenix Open ticket and a free 14-inch cheese pizza from Streets of New York.

New Home Gadget Ideas
1. Zabada chemical-free cleaning products (Kitchen glove and marvel)
Zabada is a premium, chemical-free, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly microfiber cleaning brand. Unlike traditional cleaning products, Zabada products remove 99 percent of harmful bacteria just by using water. Backed by science and manufactured for maximum absorbency and unmatched durability, each Zabada product lasts two to three years with continued use - saving you time and money. The advanced cleaning fibers and microfiber cloths are deeper, thicker and superior in quality compared to your average microfiber cloth.  

2. ROWENTA Intense Aqua Control Humidifier
ROWENTA® is the leading manufacturer of high-performance small home appliances.
Available at Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, etc.
Provides 2 gallons of steam per day and produces only 40 decibels of sound -- equivalent to the sound level of a library
Controls use with a timer- select a run time (between one and nine hours) or until tank is empty (up to 24 hours).
Targets the room humidity level to whoever is in the room, with three humidity levels: auto, night and baby.

3. VARIDESK Pro Plus
VARIDESK is a retrofit adjustable platform that sits on top of an existing desk, helping to address the negative side-effects of being seated for the majority of the working day. It is effective, affordable, easy to use and height adjustable for both home and office.
VARIDESK products allow its users to work from either a standing or sitting position, and makes it easy to switch positions as often as one chooses. When customers feel the need to stand, simply raise the VARIDESK using the convenient handles on either side. Simply reverse the process to return to a seated position.
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New Year, New You, New Clothing
Outlets at Anthem
4250 W. Anthem Way
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Event Info:
Starting Jan. 6 through Feb. 7, spend $200 in same-day purchases and visit customer service to receive two free ticket vouchers to see the Harlem Globetrotters play either on Saturday, Feb. 7 or Sunday, Feb. 8.