Wednesday,Oct. 21

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Phoenix Zoo

Javier "learns how to be a zookeeper." He is  starting out with the elephant exhibit. Javier will shovel elephant poop, rake, fill the hay feeders and more.... all the glamorous behind-the-scenes work people don't ever really get to see the elephant zookeepers doing. Javier will also be able to give the elephants a shower in the barn.

Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
455 N. Galvin Parkway | Phoenix, AZ 85008

Vintage and Handmade Goods Market, Kids Craft Corner and Wine Tasting Coming to Town Oct. 23, 24

Let's shop. Grab your girlfriends, your favorite guy, Mom, kids, it is time for a fall day of fun. Fans of vintage goods, handmade crafts, fine wines farmers markets and offerings will convene at Queen Creek's Horseshoe Park this fall for the first-ever Vintage & Vino Affair, a two-day celebration of handmade goods, vintage and antique items, fine wines and locally grown foods.  Don't like wine? Don't worry. We have something for everyone. Even the kids.
Set for 10 am - 5 pm (doors open at 9 am for those who purchase early-entry passes) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 - 24, 2015, Vintage & Vino promises an incredible time for anyone who loves antiquing, yard-sale-ing and scouring various marketplaces for rare and unique treasures. Attendees can sip on fine wines from around the state and region while perusing booths, sharing wares and connecting with other like-minded members of the community.  This all-ages event will feature several of the region's favorite food trucks as well as an impressive array of craft and farmer's market booths in what promises to be one can't-miss, quintessentially Queen Creek affair.
This two day event will feature a variety of re purposed furniture, handmade and vintage goods from the best vendors/stores in our state. It is your one-stop shop and chance to get that perfect piece you have been looking to add to your home. Vendors include My Front Porch, Classic Attic Vintage Furniture, Off the Dirt Road, Use-2-Bee Creations, Casual Cuffs and over 150 more. 
Look for a Kids Creative Corner where they can build and make their own little DIY creations, wine tasting lounge and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Southwest Human Development.

10 am - 5 pm (doors open at 9 am for those who purchase early-entry passes) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 - 24, 2015
$7 Early Entry(9am)
$25 Early Entry plus wine tasting and a Mimosa upon entry
$3 General Admission (for a limited time)
$20 General Admission plus wine tasting (includes wine tasting tickets) 

For more about Queen Creek's upcoming Vintage & Vino Affair or to purchase tickets, visit: 

Queen Creek Horseshoe Park 
20464 East Riggs Road,
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Acupuncture Diet

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

An estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. Among the common CAM practices identified by the survey were acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, tai chi and qi gong.

Dr. Ed Lamadrid,Acupuncture & Asian Medicine Expert teaches us how 5 research backed ways the ancient practice of acupuncture can improve your health.
Here are 5 research:
Nose: For seasonal allergy sufferers, 12 acupuncture sessions reduced symptoms and allowed people to use antihistamines less often.

Heart: Regular sessions can decrease markers of stress and lower blood pressure.

Sleep: Acupuncture revs up the production of neurotransmitters associated with relaxation and sleep, helping insomnia sufferers sleep better.

Menopause: Acupuncture can ease the frequency of hot flashes & night sweats for up to 3 months after treatment, by helping to regulate body temperature.

Weight: A recent research study found that acupuncture helped obese adults shed up to 9 pounds over a span of 2-4 weeks.

For more information on Dr. Ed Lamadrid and Acupuncture visit
Looking for a licensed acupuncture? Go to the Arizona Acupuncture Board website at

Douffy Black the  Swan/ Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Come see the Douffy the black swan and other exotic animals at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium.

16501 W Northern Ave
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
(623) 935-9453