HOTLINE: Thursday, Jan. 22

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NFL Super Kids
Hundreds of students and adult coordinators from Greater Phoenix area public and private schools will bring boxes full of donated sports equipment, books and school supplies to the Salvation Army South Mountain Kroc Community Center in Phoenix. Local school children have been collecting the items for the NFL's Super Kids-Super Sharing project. Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals Cheerleaders, and team mascot Big Red will greet and thank the children. Participants and volunteers will help sort donated items which will be passed along to local children in need
 
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 
Salvation Army South Mountain Kroc Community Center
1375 East Broadway Road
Phoenix 85040
 
Free Spay & Neuter
The Arizona Humane Society's Circle of Friends is hosting a FREE "It's Hip to Snip" spay and neuter day for Valley pets! Surgeries are performed on a first-come, first-served basis, but space is limited so be sure to arrive early. 
Please read our pre-surgery instructions
 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
6:00 a.m. check-in time
 
AHS' Marge Wright Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
1311 W. Hatcher Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
 
 
NFL Culinary
Other than the ads, what's the best part of watching the Super Bowl? GREAT FOOD, of course, and as Super Bowl XLIX is being played right here in our backyard this year, the amazing chefs at Arizona Culinary Institute are ready  to "take the ball and run with" as your guides to AMAZING, elevated Super Bowl recipes (high-end, elegant hors d'oeuvres), snacks and desserts that will make your big game viewing party one for the ages!
 
Arizona Culinary Institute 
10585 N 114th St, SUITE 401
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
 
 
 
Super Kid Honors
Autism Speaks and HollyRod Foundation present the second annual Super Kid Honors. NFL players, celebrities, families and supporters will gather to raise autism awareness, as well as funds for research, family services and advocacy on behalf of the 1 in 68 people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The tailgate party features a silent auction, Super Bowl ticket raffle and an award presentation.
 
Friday, January 30, 2015
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
 
Joe's Crab Shack
1606 West Baseline 
Tempe, AZ  85283
 
 
AZ Balloon Classic
More than 30 hot air balloons will fill the Arizona skies for the Arizona Balloon Classic IV on January 23-25. The festival will include special balloon races, competitions, lift offs, live musical entertainment, Paramotor flights, fireworks, car show display and a family fun zone with children's activities, exhibits, sampling and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the gate for $15. Active military and children 12 and under are FREE. Parking is available on site for $5. For information about group ticket packages, visit www.abcfest.com
 
West Valley's Fear Farm Sports Complex
2209 North 99th Avenue (I-10 West and Loop 101)
Phoenix, AZ
 
 
Giant Grill
The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is bringing big taste to the valley. The semi-truck-sized grill weighs in at 53,000 pounds and measures 65 feet long. It has the ability to prepare 750 brats at a time - around 2,500 brats an hour. The Big Taste Grill travels throughout the country, grilling brats and helping raise money for local organizations. Since the tour launched in 1995 as part of Johnsonville Sausage's 50th anniversary celebration, the Big Taste Grill has helped raise more than $3.5 million for charitable groups and organizations nationwide.
 
Johnsonville Brat Hot Tub:
 
Ingredients: 
1 large aluminum foil-baking pan
2 to 3 cans (12 oz.) of your favorite beer
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
 
Your favorite style of Johnsonville Brats
Directions:
- Put the aluminum foil pan right on the grill, being careful not to singe your knuckle hair. Pour in the beer, and add the butter and onions.
-Grill your Johnsonville Brats to a juicy, golden-brown perfection, being careful not to pierce them and let the juices run out.
-Serve immediately to your hungry guests and place any remaining brats into the steaming hot.
-When folks are ready for seconds or thirds--or when stragglers show up late - grab a Johnsonville
-Brat out of the hot tub and enjoy!
 
 
Pablo Francisco at Tempe Improv
Pablo Francisco will once again rock the house with screams of laughter at the Tempe Improv January 22nd - 25th.  Fans worldwide continue to flock to Pablo shows to experience some of the funniest off the wall comedy ever unleashed.  
 
Showtimes:
Thurs. 8:00PM 
Fri. 7:00PM & 10:00PM 
Sat. 7:00PM & 10:00PM 
Sun. 7:00PM
 
Tickets:  $28  480-921-9877 or  tempeimprov.com 
 
Tempe Improv 
930 E University Dr. 
Tempe, AZ 85281