Monday, April 13

Healthy Credit

Remember a few years back when foreclosures were on the rise, and it seemed liked nobody really cared about their credit. The reality is, having good credit can actually save you money.

Were with Mike Sullivan with Take Charge America, a nonprofit credit counseling service, who breaks down what it means to have healthy credit and why it's important.

Here are few helpful tips:

1. A credit score under 680 will cost you money

2. Your credit report probably has an error on it

3. The credit score you see is not the same as the one lenders see

4. Having poor credit does not keep you from getting credit

5. Credit ratings go down faster than they go up

takechargeamerica.org

Natural History

Many big name skincare products have scary chemicals and additives in them that can actually do more harm than good to your body. The good news is, to escape the chemicals, you can make your own skincare products quickly and easily at home, and save money too.

The Great Cajun Southwest Fest

The angry crab shack will be celebrating all things New Orleans and Cajun this weekend.

The event will feature Great Louisiana style restaurants and food vendors including the Angry Crab Shack, Honey Bears BBQ, raging Cajun BBQ, Sandra Dee's and more.

Some of the menu items include jambalaya, shrimp etouffee,fried chicken, fried catfish, gator sausage,po-boys, cornbread, pulled pork and more.

Entertainment: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Zack deputy and the Bad cactus Brass Band.

Eating competitons,kids craft zonbe,parades, a puppy parade-everyone is encourage to come dressed in festive attire.

The Great Southwest Cajun Fest

Saturday, April 18, 10 am-6pm

Margaret T. Hance Park, Downtown Phoenix

www.SouthwestcajunFest.com

$10 general admission

Kids 12 and under are free

Free Cupcakes

To celebrate 10 years, Sprinkles Cupcakes is offering a special anniversary gift. Every customer will receive a free cupcake on April 13. Valley residents can pick up their free Sprinkles Cupcake between 9 am and 9pm.

Sprinkles is located at 4501 N. Scottsdale Road on the northeast corner of Scottsdale and Camelback roads, across from Scottsdale fashion Square.

Visit: www.sprinkles.com for more information.

American Sabor

If you love Ritchie Valens or Selena, you gotta check out this new exhibit which explores the influence of Latin Artists and music in American pop music. The exhibit called "American Sabor:" Latinos in U.S. popular music is featured at the Arizona Latin Arts a& Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix near 2nd street & Adams. It will be up through July 5th, thanks to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. This is the final leg of their 12-city nationwide tour. Admission is free and open to the public.

Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center

147 E. Adams St.

Downtown Phoenix

Lifeguards

Each year, the City of Phoenix recruits and hires teens to lifeguard at city pools. Over 400 lifeguard and cashiers positions are filled each year. This year, the city is in need of motivated, responsible teens to become lifeguards and cashiers.

We are going to be doing a cashier and water test tomorrow for those that have already applied. We will continue accepting applications and teaching lifeguard certification classes until we have enough qualified candidates to fill all of the positions.

Skills Water Test: Monday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Paradise Valley Swimming Pool

Click here for more information.