Tuesday Sept 29

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GMAZ Links Sept. 29

ASU West Calle 16 Mural

Calling all artists and non-artists alike! The annual Calle 16 mural project returns to ASU's West campus this week, and anyone and everyone is welcome to stop by and add their own piece of artistic impression to the large-scale mural.

The Calle 16 Mural Project, along with artist Hugo Medina, will be returning to Arizona State University at West campus as students, faculty, staff, and the community join Medina and other local artists in painting a mural containing themes representing the Latino community that will remain a cultural emblem for years to come.

Beginning September 29 and concluding October 1, painting will begin at sunrise and last until sunset outside of the Kiva Lecture Hall on West campus. People are welcome to come and go as they contribute their energy and passion for cultural expression! They will be working in partnership with the West Valley Arts Council along with the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Educational Outreach.

Named after a migrant worker community on 16th street, the project is a concerted effort of chefs, musicians and artists who seek to bring together the Latino community and public at-large in a collective cultural expression. The centerpiece of this expression, and the exhibit that has historically drawn the most attention for the grassroots movement, is their beautiful, larger-than-life murals. This year's featured participant Bolivian-born artist and activist Hugo Medina.

For more information:

Arizona State University West
4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: (602) 543-5500

Vampire Tale

This fall, October 1-10, 2015, Scorpius Dance Theatre is bringing back its popular production, A Vampire Tale to Phoenix Theatre's Hormel Theatre. Dubbed 'The 'Nutcracker' of Halloween,' this yearly haunt will celebrate its 12th consecutive season. A Vampire Tale indulges audiences with all the trimmings: dark and sexy drama, quirky and comedic episodes, and visually stunning dance and aerial feats. This popular, sell-out production pre-dates all of the current pop-culture vampire phenomena and evolves annually to keep fans coming back for more.

A Vampire Tale runs for two weekends: October 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. The show is at Phoenix Theatre's Hormel Theatre: 100 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. Tickets start at $25 (plus surcharge). For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Phoenix Theatre box office at 602-254-2151 or visit: www.scorpiusdance.com.

Phoenix Theatre's Hormel Theatre 
100 E. McDowell Rd. 
Phoenix, AZ 85004
1st St. & McDowell
Phoenix Theatre is located in the same complex as the Phoenix Art Museum 

Infusion Cafe

Today is National Coffee day today and Infusion Cafe and Bistro wants you to come try their pumpkin spice drinks and other coffee blends. Plus try their waffles, Panini and Crepes.

Infusion Cafe & Roastery
1300 E 8th Street Tempe

Seasonal Hiring

Now is the time to get that seasonal job. Companies are hiring for holiday help, including Goodwill. They share ideas on how to get noticed, the do's and don'ts of getting a customer service position, and once you get your foot in the door, how to maximize your seasonal position and turn it into a full time job. 

Summer Dunham, Director of Marketing and Communications at Goodwill says, "A seasonal position can be a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. We encourage job seekers to do their best, have a positive attitude, help out in different departments if needed and show the company they are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. It's also a great time to learn more about the company and see if it's a good fit for you long term."   She give five tips on how you can turn that seasonal job into a full time job.

Be Reliable & Dependable: Know your schedule, show up on time and be available in a pinch. Retail managers are constantly struggling to find help they can rely on.

Be the Problem-Solver. Have a positive attitude, help out in different departments, be flexible, and show that you are willing to do whatever it takes for the team to get the job done. And, whenever there is a problem that needs to be resolved, volunteer to help solve it. Managers love workers who are self-sufficient and who think proactively.

Avoid the grapevine. This is a good time to learn everything you can about the company to find out if it's a good fit for you long, term, while avoiding spending too much time gossiping about fellow co-workers. You should still be friendly with all co-workers (as well as customers) -- just avoid talking about other people.

Don't Overdo the Employee Discount: Sure, the discount, especially during the holidays is a great win-win, but just don't go crazy with it.

Express Your Interest: For a lot of people, it's hard to ask for what you want, but if you want a full-time position, let your managers know. Once you've established some rapport with them, let them know you would be interested in a full-time position immediately, if one should become available.
Goodwill offers Customer Service Training classes at select career centers to help job seekers get prepared. The week-long course focuses on resume writing, interview skills, how to use email in a professional setting, excel training and much more! The no cost classes are offered at various locations, visit www.goodwillaz.org to find a class in your area or call 602-535-4444.

Hiring events happen on a regular basis all of the Career Centers.  If you are looking for work, need to brush up on your interview skills or want help with creating a resume, make sure to stop in one of the 22 Goodwill Career Centers. Last year alone, Goodwill helped place 44,000 individuals in jobs with more than 600 employers. All of the Career Centers offer services at no cost to the community, so come out and take advantage of the resources geared towards job seekers! 

Emergening Fashion

Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest. The organization's mission is to
bridge the gap between national and international designers and premier retailers and top fashion media.
Phoenix Fashion Week's ultimate goal is to garner global exposure for Arizona's fashion industry. Through
educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is
gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the

For more information on Phoenix fashion Week at Talking Stick resort, Thursday Oct 1st thru Saturday, October 3rd visit: www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Fuchsia Spa

Village Square at Dana Park Shopping Center
1822 S Val Vista Drive, Suite 103
Mesa, Arizona 85204
480-813-7465 (PINK)

A Taste Of Greece, Greek Festival of Chandler

A TASTE OF GREECE offers a weekend celebration with traditional Greek foods, Greek imports, live Greek music, costumed folk dancing, Kids Fun Zone, and so much more. Bringing a slice of Greece to Chandler, with a blend of historical ancient times of Greek culture with today's Modern Age. The event runs this weekend Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th. Greek music will fill the air, and performances by Greek Folk Dancers in authentic costumes promise to add to the atmosphere. For festival-goers who like to get involved, dance workshops. Shoppers will enjoy the "agora" marketplace offering arts and crafts, Greek imports, jewelry, CD's, books and icons. Plus numerous other vendors. 
$3 admission, kids under 12 are free. Get 2 Free Admissions at www.ATasteofGreeceAZ.com.

For more information:
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 
2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler 85224
FREE PARKING & SHUTTLE BUS: Seton High School, 1150 N Dobson (Just North of Ray on Dobson)

(Traditional Greek Butter Cookies)
2 cups (1 pound) butter
8-9 cups flour, sifted
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
6 eggs
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and gradually beat in sugar. Beat eggs until light; add to butter mixture and beat thoroughly.  Add vanilla.  Sift flour and baking powder. Carefully blend into butter-egg mixture to make a soft dough.  With lightly floured hands, form small piece of dough into a ball and roll out to make a eight inch rope.  Fold rope in half and twist two times to form cookie.  Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in a 375  degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Yield: 6-8 dozen cookies.