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Liberty Market is celebrating Paczki Day!

Paczkis (arguably pronounced poonch-key) are rich, Polish donut-like pastries oozing with cream or custard filling, and are traditionally enjoyed on Fat Tuesday before Lent. They are especially popular in the Midwest, where lines form before dawn outside Polish bakeries from Chicago to Hamtramck in anticipation of this blessed day.Last year, Liberty Market's bakers, lead by Pastry Chef LaDawn Driscoll, made hundreds of the treats for Detroiters and Chicagoans looking for a taste of home...as well as native Arizonans enjoying a new discovery.

This year, they've got special orders already called in, and costumers flocking the market by 7am, opening time. But, LaDawn and her crew will be ready for the crowds, they will arrive at 3am to make the donuts.Liberty Market is proud to be one of the only restaurants in Arizona to celebrate the holiday. 
 
Paczkis are $3 each or $33 per dozen. 
To order call Liberty Market at (480) 892-1900
 
Liberty Market 
301 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert, AZ 
Elliot & Gilbert 
 
Mardi Gras Mash Bash
Fat Tuesday and El Hefe are teaming up to throw a Mardi Gras Mash Bash in Downtown Tempe on Tuesday, February 17th. From 11am to 2am, guests can enjoy beads, drinks, gumbo, crawfish and more, all helping to benefit the Navy League of America.  5 Bars, 3 Stages, 15 hours of Mardi Gras Madness! Experience a real Crawfish Boil event or Traditional Gumbo & Jambalaya starting at 11AM. Drink specials include $4 Hurricanes until 7PM.
 
February 17, 2015, ALL DAY EVENT | 11AM-2AM
TICKETS: $10 in advance, $20 day-of This is event is ages 21+
On the corner of Sixth Street and Mill Avenue, 680 S Mill Ave Suite 106, Tempe, Arizona 85281
 
Car Seat Safety 
According to the City of Mesa's Car Seat Safety Program, approximately 90% of the car seats inspected by their technicians are installed improperly.  To help combat that alarming statistics and help parents out... The Safe Kids Coalition of Maricopa County is offering free car seat inspections all over the Valley this Saturday, Feb 21st. The Safe Kids Coalition Maricopa County (SKMC) aims to prevent unintentional childhood injuries by offering educational resources through coalition members in the various cities of Maricopa County. Learn more at http://safekidsmaricopaaz.org
 
Feb. 21 car seat events will take place across the Valley:
East Valley: Superstition Springs Target (Power Rd & US 60) - 1525 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206
North Phoenix: Desert Ridge Target (Tatum Blvd & 101) - 21001 N Tatum Blvd Ste 20, Phoenix, AZ 85050
West Valley: Target (Litchfield Rd & McDowell Rd) - 1515 N Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395
South Phoenix: South Mountain Park (Central & Dobbins) - 10919 S Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85042
 
Southern Rail Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is a season of parades, cocktails, carnivals, balls, King Cake and many longstanding traditions. Southern Rail is set to start a new tradition Tuesday, February 17 with its inaugural Mardi Gras jamboree. In celebration of the festive holiday, Southern Rail will host a full day of revelry, featuring several of the Big Easy's most notable customs. Beginning at 11 a.m., guests can "search for the baby" in their own personal King Cake ($5). Originally placed in the cake to symbolize baby Jesus, the baby has come to represent luck and prosperity for the person who finds it. Wash down your slice of King Cake with Southern Rail's signature Sazerac ($5) while adorning specially designed Southern Rail beads. Stopping by for dinner? Prepare to enjoy live jazz featuring some of Dixieland's greatest hits from 5 to 8 p.m.
 
Tuesday, February 17
11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Live music 5 - 8 p.m.
 
Southern Rail
300 W Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602-200-0085
 
Veterans Resource Fair 
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ-05) will co-host a Veterans Resource Fair on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa.  Veterans and their families are encouraged to come to apply for VA benefits, check claim status, and learn about resources and services provided by community organizations. The VA Medical Center and Regional Office will have staff on-site to provide immediate assistance with VA claims and health-care issues.  In addition, over twenty non-profit organizations that provide resources and services to veterans and their families will be present.  The event will run from 10:00am until 8:00pm. 
February 17, 2015 10a.m.to 
East Valley Institute of Technology, Culinary Building 1601 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201  
 
Deferred Action fore Childhood Arrivals Day 
Across America and here in Phoenix, Tuesday, February 17 will be a day of unity, celebration and preparation for applications that are about to be made available for the new expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for eligible immigrant youth. Groups are gathering to promote the president's immigration actions and provide educational information to area families about the immigration programs Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) and DACA.  The event will be a moment for Phoenix's immigrant community to come together, get information about DAPA and DACA applications and join their voices with thousands of others nationwide. 
Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix
Start time:  11a