Saturday, June 20

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Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
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When it comes to the outdoors, Cabela's is always offering free and family friendly activities revolving around camping, kayaking, outdoor cooking, archery, fishing and the list goes on. Visit Cabela' for a full scope of summertime events.

Chris Akard Fitness
The Akard Fitness Studio is located at 4328 N Wells Fargo Avenue, Suite 4 in Scottsdale. Call 480-941-0211 to make an appointment or visit

Grow your own food
Agriscaping Technologies
Gilbert, AZ
Phone: 480-336-2518

Come Learn about Agriscaping & the Secret Art of Mounding & Micro-Climates to Transform Your Landscape into Year-Round Growing.

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

ASU Polytechnic, Picacho 150, 7001 E Williams Field Rd Mesa, AZ

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Agriscaping Technologies has developed a training program that empowers local gardeners and landscaping professionals to GO PRO as Certified Agriscapers, helping people grow their own elegantly sustainable local foods in their own yards and patios.

With Agriscaping Technologies they are effectively maximizing the efficient usage of scarce water & land resources, eliminating fresh-food deserts, reducing waste, beautifying landscapes, and empowering a new class of agricultural entrepreneurs from all generations.

Croc shoes
Crocs, Inc

What your sweat says about your health
Advanced Aesthetic Associates
Scottsdale Location:
8900 East Raintree Drive #200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-752-7874

Phoenix Location:
9250 North 3rd Street #1003
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-331-7811

5 Things Your Sweat Is Trying To Tell You

With temps hitting the 100's, we're in for another hot, sweaty summer. As much as we try to keep cool and dry, sweat is actually the body's built-in cooling system.

If you stop and pay attention, all that perspiration can actually teach you a surprising amount about yourself and your health. Here are a few things it's trying to tell you:

1. You are stressed: When we're stressed, sweat is produced by apocrine glands, which are found only in certain areas like the armpits. That type of sweat contains fat and protein that mix with the bacteria on our skin, producing a not so pleasant smell in the process

2. Your blood sugar is low: If you blood sugar drops below a certain mark whether because of diabetes or something like strenuous exercise, you may start to feel the effects. One symptom can be excessive sweating, or cold, clammy skin, particularly at the back of your neck at your hairline.

3. You may have hyperhidrosis: If a doctor can't find an explanation for your excessive sweating, you may have a condition called primary focal hyperhidrosis, when excessive sweating is a medical condition in and of itself. Focal hyperhidrosis is typically marked by sweating so excessive it interferes with your daily activities. Even in a cool room, sitting perfectly still, a person with hyperhidrosis could have sweat dripping from her hands.

4. You could have lymphoma: Hyperhidrosis can also be a side effect of a number of health conditions including gout, hyperthyroidism, and Parkinson's disease, and even some medications. It can be a symptom of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph cells, which play a role in the immune system.

5. You are at risk for heatstroke: You're on a summer walk, when suddenly you realize you've stopped sweating and you're starting to get dizzy. Anhidrosis, or the inability to sweat normally, can be dangerous, since it prevents your body from naturally cooling off. If you continue on without rehydrating, you risk heat illnesses like heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

Keep your calories day in summer:

BREAKFAST: Replace sugary cereals with good-for-you granola

Sugary cereals act as empty calories, with no nutrition benefit. Fortunately, Viki's Foods to the rescue! Viki's granola is a blend of gluten-free oats, honey, almonds, pecans and unsweetened coconut. It is simply, the best tasting, good for you granola. Viki's Foods never adds refined sugar, fillers, or preservatives, and its unique baking process results in a taste and texture that is different, healthier, and tastier than other granolas on the market. Better yet, Viki's is available in "Grab-n-Go" Single-Serve Pouches for automatic portion control. Add to protein rich Greek yogurt for a substantial breakfast that will hold you over for hours.

LUNCH: Swap Mayo for Mustard

Full fat mayo is a dieter's disaster, but fortunately, there is a healthy alternative to take its place…mustard. However, true foodies know that all mustards are not created equal, and when it comes to the crown jewel of mustard, Colman's Mustard of Norwich certainly takes the prize. Available in the traditional liquid form, Colman's is unique because it also comes in a dry powder, which is great for spice rubs and other BBQ essentials. Established in 1814, Colman's has been recognized widely as the iconic English mustard in the U.K. With just 10 calories per serving, you can start off the summer creating healthy recipes that not only are good for you, but taste great as well.

SNACK: Replace processed snacks with an organic better-for-you alternative

Step aside chips and cookies, now kids can snack on the go and mom can feel good about it! These bite sized snacks from Go Organically® are available in three delicious flavor assortments, and unlike other fruit snacks on the market, have a soft texture and no artificial aftertaste. Fruit Medley features Strawberry, Orange, Apple, Peach, and Cherry flavors, Mixed Berry consists of the refreshing flavors of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry and Blackberry, and Tropical contains a delectable mix of Mango, Kiwi-Strawberry, Pineapple, Pink Grapefruit, and Mandarin Orange. Made from real fruit purées and fruit juices, Go Organically® is USDA Certified Organic, non GMO, gluten free, and contains no preservatives or artificial flavors.

BEVERAGE BREAK: Swap iced coffee concoctions with a zero calorie alternative

While fancy lattes from coffee shops can wreak havoc to both your waistline and wallet (think 470 + calories and around $4 for a standard Frappuccino), Carrington Organics is a zero calorie beverage that will give you bang for your buck and won't harm the environment, as its packaging is made of renewable wood pulp and can be composted. One box is just $3.99 and includes 20 tea bags. Zero calories and $0.20 for a cup of tea - what could be better! Simply steep, pour over ice, add a squeeze of lemon, and you have a delicious afternoon pick me up that won't disappoint.

DINNER: Skip the takeout and let a healthy meal delivery service do the work for you

Taking out from your favorite restaurant can be dangerous and will certainly add more calories to your dinner. Instead, consider investing in a healthy meal delivery service, like Veestro, which makes eating healthy a cinch. Created by a brother and sister duo who recognize that healthy eating is hard, Veestro prides itself on its whole-foods, plant-based approach to healthy living. You can eat Veestro meals knowing that you're enjoying all-natural, preservative-free food that's high in protein and fiber, packed with nutrients and simply delicious - straight from your refrigerator or freezer. Veestro is part of a movement that proves you don't have to sacrifice taste and convenience for health-conscious, nutritious food. And the best part? Veestro is delivered directly to your door, simply heat and eat! A variety of program options are available including meal packs for weight loss, gluten free options, and a juice cleanse program.

DESSERT: Replace full size desserts with a portion controlled sweet treat

When it comes to dessert, portion control is essential (lets face it- does anyone just have ½ cup when scooping from a pint of ice cream?) Fortunately, Bauli Mini Croissants are a fun and irresistible way to enjoy the full sweetness and delicious taste of Bauli croissants in a smaller, bite-sized snack. A favorite, tasty snack in Italy, the Mini Croissants come in handy, easy-to-pack bags which make for a great snack at home or on-the-go. Oven baked and ready to eat, making it the perfect portion controlled treat! Available in vanilla custard and chocolate cream; MSRP: $1.99 for 2.64 oz (6 mini croissants per bag).

Educating teens about money

Credit Union West, 602.631.3200,

Free Financial Seminar for Teens

Money Management 101 is a partnership with Rio Vista Recreation Center and Credit Union West. Teens are invited to attend on Wednesday, July 8 at noon. The topics include ID theft prevention, budgeting tips, saving for the future, credit cards and car buying. Seminars are approximately 1.5 hours in length and will take place at the Rio Vista Recreation Center, located at 8866 W. Thunderbird Road. Please pre-register by calling 623-773-8600. Parents are also welcome to attend.