Wednesday, May 6

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Joe's Real BBQ

Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert is inviting the community to celebrate Free Barbeque Day on May 6. They are giving over 5,000 free meals, which include pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, fresh homemade coleslaw, BBQ pit beans and a drink. There will also be children's meals.

Joe's Real BBQ is also asking the community to bring cans of food or boxes of cereal for the Open Arms Care Center, a not-for-profit center that provides food and clothing for the homeless and less fortunate.

Joe' Real BBQ is located:

301 N. Gilbert Road

Gilbert, Arizona, 85234

www.JoesRealBBQ.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Rocket Fizz in Scottsdale carries 1,200 types of candy and 400 flavors of bottled soda. S They also sell "nostalgic candy" from the '60s,'70s and 80s.

Rocket Fizz Scottsdale is located at 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 132. For more information, call 480-306-8144 or visit them on Facebook at Rocket Fizz Scottsdale.

Free Stroke Checks

May is Stroke Awareness Month and two Valley hospitals, Mountain Vista Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke's, are teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to offer free screenings.

Screening events will take place on:

May 11, 9 a.m. - Noon at Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa

May 11, 9 a.m. - Noon at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital, 1500 S. Mill Ave., Tempe

Appointments are required and are limited. To make an appointment at Mountain Vista Medical Center, call 1-877-924-WELL (9355), and to make an appointment at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital, call 1-877-351-WELL (9355).

To learn more about stroke care services at Mountain Vista Medical Center or Tempe St. Luke's Hospital, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com or www.tempestlukeshospital.com.

Free swim lessons

Instructors from the Desert Thunder Aquatics will be offering free swimming lessons this Saturday for everyone at Chandler High School from noon to 3 p.m.

Chandler High School

350 N Arizona Ave

Chandler, AZ 85225

Health and Wealth Raffle

When you play the Health and WealthRaffle, you don't just support the research, training and education that keep Barrow at St. Joseph's on the leading edge of medicine, you also give yourself a chance to reward that act of kindness with more than 2,400 prizes, including the $1 million grand prize. The deadline to buy tickets is May 14.

www.healthwealthraffle.org

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