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Hawaiian Luau at San Tan Brewery
SanTan Brewing is celebrating their seventh annual Hawaiian Luau this Saturday, August 8th from noon to 5 p.m. but this year they are having a pool party and have teamed up with their neighbors at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos. The pool party will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Pool. Admission is free. Food is $15 for adults and $8 for kids.

Admission includes access to the pool, games, fun activities, live music, a luau plate of whole roasted pig pulled pork, lomi salmon, steamed rice, macaroni salad and coconut haupia dessert. 
SanTan beer will be available for purchase, including Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer which pairs perfectly with the luau plate.

The luau will feature live music by Walt Richardson, hula hoop contest, a pineapple carving contest and a live DJ. 

For reservations to SanTan's Hawaiian Luau Pool Party, call 480-812-0900 and use promo code SANTAN LUAU. For more information visit

Crowne Plaza San Marcos
1 W. San Marcos Drive 

Family Travel
Before school starts and the summer ends you have one last chance for one more road trip. Teresa Strasser, Best Western’s family travel expert ,contributor to the travel blog, and host of the nationally syndicated "The List," give us insight on how to create a stress-free and enjoyable summer vacation or stay-cation.

Teresa says to keep your kids entertained and avoid boredom during a road trip use the anti-DVD player concept. She says create a summer road trip song list. Pick hits that include names of the places you’re traveling to. For example: “Arizona” kings of Leon.

She also says, pack a snack box. Fill a tackle box with a variety of snacks to eat during the trip 
When road tripping with the family, look for hotels that offer free parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Best Western is always a great option.

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National Root Beer Day
Today is National Root Beer Day and TEXAZ Grill is inviting everybody to come and have a gourmet root beer float for only $4.  The root beer float is made with rich, craft brewed Abita root beer and creamy vanilla ice cream. Also, TEXAZ Grill has been serving best hand–cut steaks and other Texas-style classics like Chicken Fried Steaks. TEXAZ Grill will be open from 11 am to 10 pm on National root Beer Float Day.

More information can be found by visiting or by calling 602-248-STAR (7827).

TEXAZ Grill is located at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road (6003 N. 16th Street in Phoenix)

National Bowling Day
In honor of National Bowling day. This Saturday, August 8th, Bowlmor AMF will be offering free bowling from 10am-12pm at all locations nationwide.

For more information on locations near you go to

Arizona Humane Society
The Arizona Humane Society needs your help. Their shelves are bare and they are desperate need for food donations. They need bags of dog food, ground canned dog/cat food, and chewy dog treats.

Donations are most needed at the Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Ave. Phoenix.85021

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