Tuesday, Nov. 24

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona Host Job Fair

Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona, enterprises of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, will host a job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 24th from 2pm to 7 p.m. Open to the general public, the event will take place in Talking Stick Resort's Conference Center and will feature more than 100 job openings. Available positions include bartenders, bussers, hotel front desk agents, concession attendants, food and beverage servers, security officers, information technology specialists and casino cage cashiers.

For more information about the job fair, call (480) 850-5446.

Talking Stick Resort Conference Center
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Downstairs Meeting Room near Blue Coyote Cantina

Mountainside Fitness Hosting Job Fair for All Locations

The Valley's hottest place to work out is also the hottest place to work! Mountainside Fitness will hold job fairs on November 24th and December 1st from 10 a.m.-  2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Hampton Inn, located at 9550 E Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale for various positions at all Mountainside clubs. 

More than 100 full and part-time positions are available, including front administrative, desk receptionist, personal trainers, group instructors, membership sales, cafe, maintenance tech and child care staff.

Mountainside Fitness has received numerous accolades including Best Staff/Trainers at a Gym by AZCentral.com, Best Fitness Center in the Valley by Arizona Foothills Best of our Valley, Best Places to Work by Phoenix Business Journal and many more.

For more information visit www.mountainsidefitness.com or call 1.866.MTN.FITT.

Hampton Inn
9550 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Convergys to host Onsite Job Fair

Convergys is hosting an onsite job fair this Tuesday, November 24th from 9am to 3pm at the Convergys Colonnade Office located at 1801 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Job seekers will have an opportunity to earn a $750 training graduation bonus with Convergy's Retention Voice and Chat classes.

Positions being filled include: Intuit Powered by Convergys, Sr. Operations Manager, Talent Acquisition, Support Professionals and Entry Level Customer Service. To view available positions please visit  www.stream.com/careers

This event is free for job seekers and job seekers are encouraged to arrive early to beat the crowd. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged.

Phoenix Colonnade office
1801 E. Camelback Rd., #300
Phoenix, AZ 85016 

How Giving a Little can Financially Help You A Lot

Nancy Tengler of Arizona Bank and Trust and Author of The Women's Guide to Successful Investing is here to explain that giving even just a little is beneficial for both you, the charity and the economy.

Make sure the charity is a registered non-profit organization or corporation, there are many scams this time of year.

Take the money you saved at the gas pump and put it towards a charitable donation. If you are investing and you should be, and received considerable gains, a charitable contribution could help offset what you may owe in taxes a win win for the donor and the charity.

Choose a charity or charities that resonates with you and ask specifically what your donation will be put towards. Even a clothing donation counts, get a receipt for all your efforts

For more information visit: https://www.arizbank.com

Arizona Bank & Trust
Camelback Banking Center 
2036 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Fall Beauty Hacks

We love Fall but NOT the way the cooler air dries out our skin!  It's been pretty chilly lately and if your skin and hair are suffering, you're not alone!  Val Lodato, fashion guru gives some tips and amazing products to help you survive the season's fluctuating weather!

First tip: Protect your face.  Cold wind can be just as aging as sun exposure, so keep your skin hydrated. Switch to a richer moisturizer or boost your skincare regime with a natural beauty oil. Pure plant oils are excellent for dry or sensitized winter skin, delivering much needed hydration and nourishment. We love: Gemstone Organic is a line of "organic juice" for your skin that combines plants, healing waters, and minerals to soothe and moisturize. That means no preservatives, no additives, no synthetics, fragrances or alcohols. The creators of Gemstone Organic believe that if you wouldn't put it in your mouth, you shouldn't put it on your skin, so Gemstone's line is filled with food-grade ingredients grown on an organic farm where the soil is infused with healing gems and crystals to help the plants grow strong to become healing medicine for your skin. Think fresh organic rose water, aloe, coconut and apricot oil, sage, thyme, rosemary and more! $34 and up. Available http://www.gemstoneorganic.com

The combo of cold wind and indoor heat is super drying to our skin. Paired with piping hot showers, your body is dying for exfoliation and moisture.

For dry arms, back and legs, we love Sabon NYC's hero product, Body Scrub. Sabon's Body Scrub is enriched with Dead Sea Salt and natural oils including Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Borage Oil. There's also the Body Gel Polisher, a liquid soap with crushed rice granules to cleanse and exfoliate the skin in one simple step. Both are Paraben Free and available in several yummy scents. After your shower, you'll love Sabon's Body Oil  be sure to apply it when your skin is damp, so your pores can drink up the moisture! http://www.sabonnyc.com/

If you have the time for a bath, we love Buckaroo Organics' Fresh Farm Fizzies Organic Egg Bombs. These handcrafted organic bath bombs are a major hit with moms and kiddos. The Egg Bombs add nourishment to delicate skin with a relaxing aroma. 

Also from Buckaroo Organics  we all need our beauty sleep, so opt for Sleepy Spurs Neck and Foot Rub, a unique balm made with organic ingredients and a special blend of certified pure essential oils suggested to calm and increase those important hours of sleep.

Another goody from this line: The Ropin' and Riding Respiratory Rub! This soothing rub will ease congestion and support the body's natural immune to fight off the common cold. Made with Eucalyptus Radiata, which is the gentlest form of a Eucalyptus, so it's suitable for young children.  Great natural way to fight the sniffles! Find this trio and more at:http://www.buckaroo-organics.com

Speaking of cold season. We all know how important it is to wash our hands, so opt for a hand soap with natural botanicals, such as Essenza! Essenza is formulated with aloe, shea butter and essential oils to give it an amazing aroma it moisturizes while fighting yucky germs! Comes in pump bottles and can be found at Target, Walgreens, select Bed, Bath & Beyond and online at: www.omplabs.com

Another area you may not think about, but should -- the delicate skin under your armpits. Putting on deodorant is an important part of your beauty routine and Rustic MAKA has you covered. The line is called "Pachy" which means underarms in Polish. It's 100% aluminum free. Made with organic and vegan ingredients, including organic coconut oil and shea butter, combined with the perfect mix of essential oils and baking soda to provide all day odor protection. The best part of the Rustic MAKA line is that it actually works unlike many natural deodorants. Choose from Wild Meadows, Calming Fields, Citrus Gardens, Sweet Lemonade. $11.95 for full size. $7.95 for travel size. Available at: http://www.rusticmaka.com/

With your hair and scalp already vulnerable to dullness and flaking due to cold air, blow drying with a traditional brush can just add to the damage. Instead, opt for a brush with a copper core, such as the Fromm Copper Core Thermal Brush. The copper core is antimicrobial, killing over 88% of bacteria. The result? No build-up, flakes, or scalp itchiness. The brush also features a 100% pure boar bristle strip, which shines hair and leaves it looking lustrous and sleek. www.folica.com/tools/brushes/1907-thermal-round-brush

Also, avoid washing hair daily, which could mean lots of pony tails! You can glam up your ponies with these chic hair ties:

Bloom Black Ties, is a collection of hair elastics to wear in the hair or as bracelets on your wrist. So much for the boring hair elastics we used to wear. They come in many in different styles and colors. http://www.bloomblackties.com

Another swank option: functional fashion accessory company, Bittersweet has just launched its 2016 collection of patented bracelets designed to integrate the always needed hair tie, with stylish jewelry. The unique design holds a hair tie in place while doubling as a bracelet, pure genius. Available at: www.bittersweet.is

Holiday Road Trip with Triple A

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the roads will be congested with holiday travelers. Triple A give us some tips for the road and for the family this way you can enjoy your trip,

Best time to leave
-Avoid traffic by leaving early Thursday morning vs. Wednesday. If you must travel Wednesday, leave early in the morning and later in the evening.

Plan ahead for airport parking
- If you are flying, be ready to navigate airport parking. Better yet, find and reserve a space online to save time and money.

Ready your ride
-Make sure your car is in good working order  if you haven't had a thorough inspection under the hood since summer  make an appointment with your trusted technician today.

App up
-Download apps that can make life on the road easier, like AAA Mobile, which provides door-to-door instructions, gas stations and points of interest along your route.
Expect the unexpected
-Don't forget an emergency car care kit and beef it up to include winter weather essentials depending on your destination.

Make a list and check it twice
-Packing for multiple people can be stressful. Write out a packing list for each member of the family. Depending on the age of your kids, give them their list and enlist their help in getting their belongings together.
-You can also use this list to make sure nothing gets left behind on your way home.

Pack smart
-Use packing cubes to make your suit case more organized and to make life easier when living out of a suitcase.

Bring entertainment
-Pack age appropriate entertainment for children in your traveling party
-With school age children, for example, bring a bag/backpack something they can carry themselves complete with travel games, workbooks, coloring books, comfort items, etc. Older children may enjoy a travel journal. You don't have to spend a lot, but these items should be new and not items your child plays with on a regular basis.

Bring snacks and lots of them!
- A good way to keep kiddos happy on a road trip or on a plane is to keep them full.
-If you're driving, pack a cooler full of snacks and drinks that are easily accessible in the vehicle. 
-Don't put the cooler in the back so you need to stop the car every time you hear "I'm hungry, Mommy," which can be as soon as you turn off your street and then about every 30 minutes on your drive.
-If you're flying, check the TSA website for a list of food you can and can't bring through security.

Gather your gadgets
-Smartphones and tablets are great ways to keep kids entertained, but don't forget to power them up and bring portable chargers for the road.

For more information visit: https://www.az.aaa.com/

Winter Wonderland at Westgate Entertainment District

Westgate Entertainment District transforms into a winter wonderland starting Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve with free, festive happenings every day of the week including horse-drawn carriage rides, nightly snowfall, a skating rink and visits with Santa Claus.

Here is a list of the events that will be happening at Winter Wonderland Westgate:

Holiday Tree Lighting & First Snowfall
Tuesday, Nov. 24
6:30pm at Fountain Park
Photos with Santa from 7-9pm  
It's the official kick-off to the holiday season! Start the evening with a professional skating performance followed by the lighting of Westgate's 33-foot holiday tree and Santa's official arrival. At 7pm it will magically snow for the first time this holiday season!

FREE Holiday Skating
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 11am 6pm
Friday, Nov. 27: 11am 9pm
Saturday, Nov. 28:  11am 9pm
Sunday, Nov. 29: 11am 6pm
Enjoy FREE skating for children 5 years and older with skate rentals included at Fountain Park. Don't forget to bring your socks.

FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Fridays and Saturdays
Nov. 27 Dec. 19
5-9pm at Fountain Park
Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides around Westgate Entertainment District throughout the holiday season. Instead of just one carriage, this year there will be three that will allow you to hop in, take a spin and be whisked around Westgate.

Westgate Nightly Snowfall
Nov. 24 through Dec. 24 (except for Thanksgiving Day)
7pm and 8pm nightly at Fountain Park
The only place in the West Valley to see it snow nightly is at Westgate Entertainment District! Watch as Fountain Park magically turns into a living snow globe each evening with snowfall shows at 7pm and 8pm.
For more information, visit http://westgateaz.com/snow

Visit Santa Claus
Nov. 24 through Dec. 24 (except for Thanksgiving Day)
Fridays and Saturdays from Noon-8pm, Sundays from Noon-6pm, select weekdays from 4-8pm
For the full calendar of Santa's appearances at Fountain Park, visit http://www.westgateaz.com/santa.
Are you on the good list or the bad list? Come meet jolly Old St. Nick himself at Fountain Park and find out. Share wishes, snap pictures and every child who visits Santa will receive a free gift. Download a free digital photo or purchase a photo package or single prints.

Black Friday with the Arizona Coyotes
Friday, Nov. 27
10am 3pm: Enter to win 12 suite tickets to the Arizona Coyotes vs. Minnesota Wild game on Dec. 11 at Gila River Arena.
Noon 1pm: Families can skate with the Arizona Coyotes' Howler and Paw Patrol during a special appearance on the Westgate holiday rink.

Chabad West Valley Menorah Lighting
Sunday, Dec. 13
5:00pm at Fountain Park
Celebrate Hanukkah with a Grand Menorah lighting complete with activities, raffle prizes, games for children and live entertainment. Traditional light bites and latkes will be served.

Custom Ornaments from STAX3D Printing
Nov. 24 through Dec. 24 (except for Thanksgiving Day)
Select weekdays: 4pm 8pm; Friday and Saturdays: Noon 8pm; Sundays: Noon 6pm.
Take your Christmas tree ornaments to a whole new level with Stax3D personalized "3D Me" ornaments. This high-tech, 30-second process involves a 3D scan of a person (or pet!) from the neck up and then graphically placing the image on a pre-designed body of a male or female elf or snowman. The result is a fun custom ornament to cherish for years to come. The scan process takes less than a minute and orders will be fulfilled within 24 hours ($40 per ornament)

For more information about the holiday season at Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com/holiday.

Best Electronics

Electronics are big items on Black Friday. Deal Diva Alicia Markham shows us what the best electronics deal are.
The Black Friday early access deals are available NOW at Best Buy! Head over here to check them out.

You could get an Apple Watch for as low as $299 shipped with code AWSPORTDEAL (save $50).

You could save huge on TV's!

Head over here to get a 50 inch Sharp 1080p tv for $299.99 shipped with code SHARP50DEAL (usually $449.99).

Or get a Vizio 55 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $699.99 with code VIZIODEAL (usually $949.99).

Or if you really want huge, get a Samsung 60 inch 2160p smart 4K ultra HD TV for $799.99 with code SAMSUNG60DEAL (usually $1499.99).

You could get a Fitbit Charge wireless activity tracker for $89.99 with code FITBITDEAL, usually $129.99.

Or get a pair of select Bose headphones for $59.99 with code BOSEDEAL, usually up to $149.99.

Head over here to check out all of the preview deals going on NOW!

If you want to check out the store, head over here to check out the best Black Friday deals at Best Buy. They'll open at 5 PM Thanksgiving day. Here are my favorites:

Samsung 60 inch class Smart 4K Ultra HDTV: $799.99

Toshiba 49 inch class LED 1080p HDTV: $149.99

Cinderella/Jurassic World/Inside Out blu ray/DVD: $9.99

Apple MacBook® Pro Intel Core i5  13.3 Display  4GB Memory  500GB Hard Drive  Silver: $899.99

Apple 21.5 iMac® Intel Core i5 (1.6GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive Silver: $899.99

HP Desk Jet 2545 Wireless All-In-One Printer Black: $19.99

Samsung 40″ Class LED 1080p HDTV and Xbox One: The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle: $499.98 (only available in store)

Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Player: $24.99

Panasonic Streaming Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player Black: $39.99


The 4K TV's are HOT this holiday season! Head over here to get a 55 inch LG 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $697.99, over $200 off and a low price guarantee from Amazon. Why wait for Black Friday and fight the crowds when you can have this delivered straight to your door today?!
A great techy gift for anyone who drives a lot would be this Escot Passport radar detector. It's usually $339.99, on sale for $139.99 shipped today only. The reviews are fantastic!

Other hot electronics deals to score in store on Black Friday:

Kohls (look for an ad in the mail that will get you $10 off your $10 purchase):

Sharper Image SOGO self balancing board: $369.99 plus you'll earn $105 Kohls cash (usually $499.99)

Fitbit Charge Activity and Sleep Tracker: $89.99 plus earn $15 Kohls cash.

32 inch Westinghouse LED TV: $99.99 plus earn $30 Kohl's cash

HP DeskJet All in One Printer: $19.99

Target is one of the first places many people go when they think Black Friday. Head over here to check out the entire ad and plan your shopping trip.

Doors open at 6PM Sunday (but there are NO one-hour guarantees on any item).

Hot deals at Target on Black Friday (head over here to get a Red Card and save an extra 5% off everything):

55 inch Westinghouse 1080P HDTV: $249.99

Beats Solo Headphones: $96.99

Xbox One Gears of Wars console: $299.99 plus get a $50 Target gift card

Nikon CoolPix L340 20MP digital camera with 28X zoom and HD video: $99.99

43 inch 1080p Element TV: $169.99

Samsung Wi fi Blu Ray Player: $52.49

Apple Watches start at $349 and you'll get a $100 Target gift card

AAWL – Thanksgiving Leftovers

The Arizona Animal Welfare League reminds us although your pet might want to eat those left overs some food are not good for them.

For more information visit: https://aawl.org/

Sassy's Cafe and Bakery

4210 E. Main St.
Mesa AZ 85213
(480) 649-3067

7 AM - 5 PM
Monday through Saturday
Closed Sundays
This week closed Thanksgiving, until Monday morning at 7 a.m.
Breakfast served until 10:30 a.m., Lunch served until 3 p.m.