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6th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival
Saturday, May 2, noon - 10 p.m.
Salt River Fields
Visit azbbqfestival.com for tickets and more information
Tickets. $12 GA; FREE kids 12 and under; $60 advance VIP, $75 at the gate
Parking is FREE
More than 20 top barbecue purveyors
Bacon Zone. Served over 1,000 lbs of bacon last year and anticipate to serve more!
Redneck Games Arena. Hosts free contests such as arm wrestling, watermelon seed spitting, bobbing for pig's feet, giant beer pong and toilet seat horseshoes
Music. Six live bands! (Country & cover bands)
Mechanical Bull. Two mechanical bulls will allow guests to ride off against each other.
Kid's Zone. There also will be a large Kid's Zone (additional fees may apply) including bounce houses, slides, rides and more.

Free comic book day
Happening all over the Valley
We were at Samurai Comics
1051 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
www.samuraicomics.com/
602-265-8886

Big Surf opens this weekend
Visit the brand new www.bigsurffun.com for information about the summer season or call at 480-994-2297.

PROMOTION: Big Surf Water park is offering 50 percent off of general admission during the first three weekends of May. Each guest must bring in at least five non-perishable food items for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to receive the 50 percent off of general admission, which is normally priced at $29.95. This promotion begins on Saturday, May 2, when Big Surf Waterpark opens for its 46th season, as well as on Sunday, May 3; Saturday, May 9 ; Sunday, May 10; Saturday, May 16; and Sunday, May 17.

Water safety event
The Sun Devil Swimming Association and Rural/Metro Corporation bring you:
The 1st Annual Water Safety Splash on Saturday, May 2 201 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This event is FREE and open to the public
Located at the Mona Plummer Aquatics Center on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University

Events will be fun and informative where the community can learn about water safety and drowning prevention, and meet with a variety of organizations, instructors, and Olympic athletes that can help keep everyone safe around water this summer.

Officer bike ride to DC
Law Enforcement United: www.lawenforcementunited.org/donate

More about Concerns of Police Survivors, Arizona and their kids' camps: www.copsarizona.org

Law Enforcement United (LEU) is made up of 600 officers and survivors nationwide that participate in the "Road to Hope," a 250-mile ride that starts in Chesapeake, VA and ends in Washington, D.C. on May 12. Twelve from Arizona are participating this year and leave on May 8.

The Wildlife World Zoo
The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website www.wildlifeworld.com. For more pet training tips from Dr. Grey Stafford, visit www.ireinforce.com.

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
Contact Dave at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit www.gardenguy.com

Christa Sandstrom
christasandstrom.com

AAA Car Buying
www.az.aaa.com/automotive/car-buying
480-858-0445

Chef John Paul Hutchins
Le Cordon Bleu
8100 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 1001
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 800-736-6126
Website: www.chefs.edu

Bleu Ribbon Kitchen "The Italian Series: Italian Desserts" Workshop
Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ahmed Ahmed
Ahmed will be performing at Laugh Factory Scottsdale April 30 - May 3 (Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. / Sunday, May 3, 7 p.m.). You can check out the full listing on the Laugh Factory website: www.scottsdalelaughfactory.com

Ahmed recently appeared in the AXS TV special "Let Freedom Laugh" that premiered on Tuesday, April 16 - with Lewis Black, Cristela Alonzo, and more: www.axs.tv/events/lewis-black-and-friends-a-night-to-let-freedom-laugh-premieres-april-16th

Ahmed is most well known for his role as "Ahmed" on the hit TBS series "Sullivan & Son." Ahmed is currently touring the country as well as internationally doing standup. He just returned from a trip to Dubai

Follow Ahmed on social media:
Twitter: @ahmedcomedy
Facebook: AhmedAhmedComedy
Instagram: ahmedcomedy