Thursday, Nov. 19

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Career Fair to Feature Over 20 Valley Employers

Maricopa Workforce Connections, a division of the Human Services Department of Maricopa County, will hold a career fair on November 19th at its East Valley Career Center located at 735 N. Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ at the corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe.

The fair will be held from 9:30am- 12:00pm and feature over 20 employers including CVS Health, Sears and Wells Fargo. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a current resume, dress professionally and be prepared to network with employers.

For a calendar of workshops, career center locations and more information, please visit

Grand Wine Festival: Tasting & Marketplace Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22

The Grand Wine Festival celebrates the best in Arizona's four wine growing regions, presenting more than 30 wineries that will pour over 100 wines. The two-day festival offers wine tasting and sales by the glass, bottle, and case. Other programming includes music, chef demonstrations, wine seminars, a small selection of vendors, and a live auction on Saturday. Located on the driving range of the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

Advance single-day admission are $65, advance two-day admissions are $115. At the door admission is $75 each for single day and $130 each for two day.

For more information visit:

Crowne Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Resort 
1 N. San Marcos Place 
Chandler, AZ 85224

Four Trails Vinery

Four Tails Vineyard is nestled at the base of the Dragoon Mountains in Pearce, AZ.  Four Trails Vinery is located three miles West of Historic Downtown Pearce. The property offers breathtaking views of the Cochise Stronghold and Chiricahua mountain range.

The peace and serenity of the area is rejuvenating with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets and the star filled night sky is like no other place we've been.

Four Tails is family owned vineyard located in Southeastern Arizona. Follow us and learn all about our love for dogs and wine.

For more information visit: or

274 E. Pearce Rd. 
Pearce, AZ

Get Smart Antibiotics

AllKids Urgent Care is participating in "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" November 16-22nd along with the Center for Disease and Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sheena Banerjee, a pediatrician at AllKids Urgent Care in Mesa and Gilbert, shares her top five tips and facts for parents and caregivers to remember when it comes to antibiotics.

FACT #1 Antibiotics Fight Bacteria

Antibiotics do not fight viral illnesses like common colds. Taking antibiotics for colds can be harmful to your child's health in fact, unnecessary antibiotics can make future infections harder to treat and lead to the development of resistant bacteria that can spread to others. A runny nose, cough and congestion, are mild and typically viral and children can get better without medicine.

FACT #2 Colds Do Not Typically Turn Into a Bacterial Infection

There is a myth that colds "get worse" and turn into bacterial infections leaving many parents and caregivers to wonder why they should wait to start an antibiotic. In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. Using antibiotics to treat viral infections may instead lead to an infection caused by resistant bacteria. Misuse of antibiotics can also cause diarrhea, an allergic reaction, nausea and stomach pain. If your child develops watery diarrhea, diarrhea with blood in it, or other side effects while taking an antibiotic, call your pediatrician or visit a pediatric urgent care immediately.

FACT #3 Half of Ear Infections Go Away Without Antibiotics

Antibiotics help with bacterial infections such as the flu, bronchitis and ear infections, although half of all ear infections go away without antibiotics. Ear infections are very painful so many pediatricians may prescribe acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen.  He or she may also prescribe ear drops to help with the pain. Antibiotic prescriptions are more necessary if there is a high fever that keeps climbing, severe ear pain that typical over-the-counter medications aren't helping with or when there is an infection present in both ear drums.

FACT #4 More Than 80% of Sore Throats Are Viral

More than 80% of sore throats are caused by a virus. If your child has sore throat, accompanied by a runny nose and cough, chances are it is a virus that is causing it.  Strep throat is the case where it is a bacterial infection and an antibiotic is needed.  Strep throat will usually only occur in kids that are already in school and over the age of three.

FACT #5 Always Follow Correct Dosing and Never Share Medicines

Remember to follow the dosage recommendations for the antibiotics and take the full course. Don't use one child's antibiotic for a sibling or friend; you may give the wrong medicine and cause more harm than good.

AllKids Urgent Care believes that all kids deserve the best and is active in the community, educating kids, parents, teachers and caregivers about children's health. AllKids Urgent Care has clinics in both Mesa and Gilbert off the US60. Both locations are open from noon to 10 pm every day.

For more information visit:

AllKids Urgent Care  Mesa Pediatric Urgent Care
10720 E. Southern Ave. #112A
Mesa, AZ 85209

AllKids Urgent Care Gilbert Pediatric Urgent Care
1430 N. Cooper Rd. #101
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Phone: 480-633-1111

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HYPOXI, a training method that combines advanced compression technology with low-impact exercise to burn stubborn fat and reduce cellulite in targeted areas, is expanding into the U.S. market.  HYPOXI USA has opened its first location in the Scottsdale Seville Shopping Center.

A globally proven and trusted exercise and weight loss method, HYPOXI is a household name in healthy lifestyle regions such as Australia and across Europe, with a presence in more than 50 countries. While performing a low-impact exercise of either pedaling or walking, HYPOXI’s vacuum or compression therapy increases blood flow and body temperature, accelerating the release of fatty acids from the targeted area and stimulating metabolism. Released into the blood stream, the fatty acids are then used by the body as energy. This method has proven to be three times more effective at targeted fat and cellulite reduction than traditional exercise, and unlike other weight loss treatments, is safe, non-invasive and truly pain-free.

Training sessions take only 30 minutes, and best results are achieved when done in combination with 20 minutes of HYPOXI-Dermology, helping to improve skin health and appearance. Packages start at $684, with training sessions as low as $42 per session. Training sessions also include personalized training from a certified HYPOXI-Coach who can provide recommendations on nutrition and answer health-related questions throughout the training process.

For more information visit:

Seville Shopping Center
7001 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 138 
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (844) 449-7694

Free Holiday Movies at Pollack Tempe Cinemas

Once again, the most magical time of the year is upon us and Valley real estate entrepreneur Michael Pollack will help bring the magic of the holidays to life!  At 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19th, Michael Pollack will flip the switch to more than 500,000 twinkling lights at the Pollack Tempe Cinemas, located at the intersection of McClintock and Elliott Roads in Tempe.

Right after the holiday light show, Pollack will offer a night of free holiday movies for all those who attend the annual flipping of the switch. The free holiday movies will include these four holiday favorites: Elf, It's A Wonderful Life, Home Alone, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Pollack's over the top light display will be available all throughout the holiday season, from opening night on November 19th, until January 2nd!

For more information visit:

Free Holiday Movies & Light Show
Tonight, 6 p.m. 
Pollack Tempe Cinemas
1825 E Elliot Rd  
Tempe, AZ  85284
Southeast Corner of McClintock & Elliot Roads    

Give blood or host a blood drive

The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.

Blood donations often decline from now to New Year's Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations

Despite the busy holiday season and threat of extreme freezing weather, the need for blood remains steady. Organizations can help by hosting a blood drive during the winter months, and eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood.

To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.

Visit to learn more about hosting a blood drive.

Here are location in the Maricopa County area where you can donate blood:


Dec. 15 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Anthem Community Center, 41130 N. Freedom Way

Case Grande

Dec. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at Casa Grande Elks Lodge 1957, 909 E. Florence Blvd.


Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koinonia Mennonite Church, 2505 N. Dobson Road

Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd.


Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MidFirst Bank, 2849 S. Market St.

Dec. 8 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at Liv Northgate, 455 S. Recker Road


Dec. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive

Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive

Dec. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive


Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at ADESA/University of Phoenix, 1620 S. Stapley Drive, Suite #232

Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CardinaleWay Mazda, 6343 E. Test Drive

Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop, 1133 N. Dobson Road

Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ford Motor Credit Company, 1335 S. Clearview Ave.


Dec. 1 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Arizona State University College of Health Solutions Council, 120 E. Taylor St.

Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Health Sciences Education Building, 435 N. 5th St.

Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Convergys Phoenix, 4611 E. Baseline Road

Dec. 14 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Skyline Lofts Apartment Homes, 600 N. 4th St.

Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Family Insurance, 225 N. 45th St.


Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Basis Scottsdale, 11440 N. 136th St.

Cox Arizona to host TWO community e-waste recycling event November 19

In honor of America Recycles Day, on November 19 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm, Valley residents can drop off their old computers, modems and cell phones at two Cox locations in Surprise and Tempe, Arizona.

Unwanted technology can be dropped off at these Cox Retail Stores:
Tempe Cox Retail Store at the Tempe Marketplace, 
2040 E.Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ

Surprise Cox Retail Store 
13754 W. Bell Road
Surprise, AZ

Below is a list of accepted materials:





            Cell phones


            Floppy drives

            Video game systems


            Hard drives

            Rechargeable and alkaline batteries



            Cables and cords

To learn more about Cox Arizona's green efforts, please visit

Coach House in Old Town Scottsdale

This is the oldest bar in Old Town Scottsdale and one of the THE most fun, festive places to visit for the holidays!  Before Thanksgiving, employees deck out the ENTIRE building inside and out with holiday decorations!  We're talking about wrapping paper, ornaments, and tinsel from the windows to the walls, ceiling, floors and everything in between. There's not a single inch of the place that is spared from Christmas decorations. 

For more information visit:

7011 E. Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone 480-990-3433