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Arizona Driver License Issues 

There could be a problem with Arizona's new driver's license.
By next year. It may not get you through certain check-points or into federal buildings.
One of those check-points the new driver's license may not work at is at the airport.
Last year the Arizona driver's license got a face lift a new look but according to the feds it doesn't qualify as a real I-D. After 9-11, the feds put together a list of 31 things states need to do to make their driver's licenses more secure.
The new license doesn't comply. In fact, adot is prohibited from issuing a license that meets "real i-d" requirements after law makers decided they didn't want the feds getting involved in a state program. 
Law makers are working on a bill to change the current law and make it possible for adot to issue a federally approved license if people want them. 
 
National School Breakfast Week 
It's national school breakfast week (march 2nd-6th), created by the school nutrition association to raise awareness of the importance of a good breakfast before school. The theme this year highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students achieve success in the classroom and beyond. McDonald's is showing their support by offering special discounts from 6am to 9am. Parents who purchase an egg mcmuffin will receive free happy meal® bookmark coupon   
March 2-6
 
AWEE Clothing Boutique 
Arizona Women's Education & Employment (AWEE) has a free Clothing Boutique for clients (men and women) to use to prepare for interviews and their first week on the job.  They have an event tomorrow called Cocktails & Clothes on March 3rd, to help raise funds and clothing donations for the boutique. 
The Boutique is not open to the public. They do share clothes and other overstocked items with other nonprofits. And, anyone who is a client of AWEE has access to the Clothing Boutique.  Several times a year, AWEE moves a lot of the clothing and accessories to the lobby and invites all clients to go "shopping" for special holidays like Mother's Day and Christmas.  
www.awee.org
Cocktails & Clothes, Tuesday, March 3, 4:30-7 p.m., Adobe Golf Club at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Ave
Tickets: $65
Raffle, live auction, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails
 
Dr. Suess Birthday 
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with events held on March 2 at all branches of the Mesa Library.  
Dr. Seuss birthday parties will include games, crafts, stories and treats! 
Seuss birthday parties will be held at the following branches from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Main Library, 64 E. First St. in the Youth Activity Room
3:30-4:30 pm 
 
Read Across America Day 
It's Read Across America Day! And Shea Homes is making a huge donation of books this morning to Lowell Elementary School near Buckeye and 1st Avenue. They are donating 1,676 books and reading to the kids, to promote literacy and the importance of reading. 
March 2
Lowell Elementary School
1121 South 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Buckeye & 1st Avenue  
 
Read On Chandler
Chandler City Council members are hitting the books next week in honor of national Read Across America Day, Monday, March 2.  Vice Mayor Kevin Harte and Council members Rick Heumann and Terry Roe are all volunteering to read to elementary school students to encourage them to learn to love reading. Chandler's participation is notable this year as the newly formed Read On Chandler has officially organized to encourage literacy in the community.  Read On Chandler has set a 5-year goal that 70 percent of students within Chandler's more vulnerable neighborhoods will enter Kindergarten with their first DIBELS scores at the benchmark level.
Council members will be reading their favorite Dr. Seuss stories at the following times:
           Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke
            11:30 a.m. to noon
            Mosaica Preparatory Academy, 5835 West Ray Road
           Council member Rick Human
            9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
            Hartford Sylvia Ensigns Elementary School, 700 N. Hartford
           Council member Terry Roe
            9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
            Mosaica Preparatory Academy, 5835 West Ray Road, Chandler
 
Andy Warhol Exhibit 
Andy Warhol: Portraits will be at Phoenix Art Museum from March 4 to June 21, 2015. On display will be more than 170 objects, including more than 90 screen print paintings, and more than 30 drawings, videos, paintings and photographs from his student days in the 1940s to the New Wave-era 1980s. Also on view will be an installation of Warhol's reflective Silver Clouds, helium and air-filled metalized balloons. 
March 4-June 21
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
phxart.org 
CENTRAL & MCDOWELL 
 
Mayors Baseball Bet 
You're invited to join Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane at 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, when they conclude a little friendly wager over the 2014 World Series.
The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in a thrilling seven-game series last October, featuring an all-Cactus League showdown.
The Giants call Scottsdale home during spring training. The Royals set up camp in Surprise.
To celebrate the World Series champions (and settle up with Mayor Lane), Mayor Wolcott will rock the latest Giants gear and offer up a few "Surprises" of her own.
March 2
4 p.m.
Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Mobile Mini Global Headquarters 
The world's leader in portable storage solutions, Mobile Mini, will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration on Monday, March 2.  Join Mobile Mini as it introduces its new global headquarters with special guests:
      Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
      Phoenix District 8 Councilwoman Kate Gallego 
Visit the 60,000-square-foot office for Mobile Mini at its home to over 300 employees including the executive team, national sales center, customer support, finance, and accounting. Mobile Mini is one of the Valley's top companies with reported total revenue of $445 million in 2014. Mayor Stanton and Councilwoman Gallego will be joined by Mobile Mini President & CEO Erik Olsson at the event.  A guided tour of the new office will follow the ribbon-cutting
March 2
9:30 am 
Mobile Mini Corporate Headquarters 4646 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
 
Healthy Cookies 
Jolene Goring is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, as well as the Fitness Director at TriVita Wellness Center. She specializes in helping people to be healthier while having fun! Here is her easy, health, and delicious recipe for Fat Burning Chocolate Chip Cookies!
 
Fat Burning Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep and Cook time: 25 min
Serves: 12
Ingredients:
4 large pitted dates
2 c walnuts
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch sea salt
2 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil
1 organic egg
1 tsp cinnamon
Stevia to taste
¼ c shredded coconut
½ c dark chocolate chips
1 TBSP coconut oil (for cookie sheet)
 
Directions
Preheat oven to 350F
Blend dates, nuts, & vanilla in food processor until a paste forms. Add baking soda, salt, coconut oil, egg, cinnamon & stevia. Mix thorough.
Scrape batter into bowl & stir in coconut & chocolate. Form 12 portions of dough onto oiled cookie sheet, then gently flatten with fingers.
Bake until nicely browned, about 12 minutes.