Tuesday, Dec 1

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ProEm Hiring Event

The ProEm will be holding two job fairs, tomorrow Dec. 2nd from 3 to 7 pm and Dec.16th at it offices in Phoenix. They are looking to hire more than 700 workers. The company is looking to hire temporary works for security, parking and guest services and they are looking to hire 50 full-time positions for set up crews. Workers can work events like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Barrett Jackson car auction and Country Thunder. Hourly wages range from 8 to 12 dollars.
For more information visit their website: http://proem.org/event-staffing/

Phoenix Offices
1450 E. Grant St. 
Phoenix, AZ 85034 

Tuesday is World AIDS Day. Local nonprofit Terros will host a community health fair at its 27th Avenue & Indian School location from 4-7 p.m. in honor of World AIDS Day. 

One in six Valley residents living with HIV doesn't know they have the disease. 

The free event will provide attendees with FREE HIV tests, flu shots, health screenings and expert help navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace and signing up for coverage during the open enrollment period going on right now. 

Terros Health Fair
Tuesday, Dec. 1
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Terros 27th Avenue Clinic
3864 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix

Friday, Dec. 4 
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Appointment suggested: visit coveraz.org to schedule Walk-ins welcome
Terros Glendale Clinic
6153 West Olive Avenue, Glendale
More information
Visit www.terros.org or www.coveraz.org, or call Terros at 602-685-6000.

World AIDS Day/ AIDS Memorial Quilt Panel/Red Bunch Gala

Charlie Sheen's HIV announcement has this important topic at the top of mind lately...today is World Aids Day and The Aunt Rita's Foundation says, Sheen's announcement is a good way of keeping the conversation going. 

Aunt Rita's Foundation is sponsoring 15 sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt developed by the NAMES Project Foundation which consist of 8 panels each that are 3'x6' in size. This represents 120 lives honored by the panels that will be displayed that day, many from Arizona. This year we bring in quilt panels representing two men who had a significant impact on our community. Randy Schrock co-founder of the original Aunt Rita's Foundation and Randy Gorbette, co-founder of Phoenix Shanti Group. These men were trailblazers and worked hard to not only create awareness of HIV/AIDS, more importantly, to take care of those infected with the disease. 

World AIDS Day is held on the first day of December each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate those who have passed. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and was the first ever global health day. Worldwide, nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS since 1981, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history
For those who would like to make a panel to add to the national quilt, Aunt Rita's Foundation will be taking panels until January 12, 2016 and has instructions on how to construct them. 
The panels will also be available for those attending this year's Red Brunch. For information on panels, tickets and details for the Red Brunch visit www.auntritas.org or call 602-882-8675.

33rd Annual Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade 

Queen Creek's Holiday Festival & Parade will take place Saturday, December 5th from 12-9pm. The parade theme is "Toyland Christmas" 

Event benefits the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek which helps dozens of children's charities in the community 

For more information visit: www.queencreekparade.org 

Downtown Queen Creek 
Ellsworth and Ocotillo 
Plenty of Free Parking 
Parade: 3:30pm
Tree Lighting 6pm 
Entertainment, Kids Rides and more all day 

Enjoy Christmas Classics and Family Favorites with Phoenix Boys Choir "Winter Wonderland" Hear the holiday cheer at concerts for the entire family, December 12th – 20th

Get ready to enjoy a new and beloved family tradition as the Phoenix Boys Choir invites you to explore a "Winter Wonderland" of Christmas classics. Nothing brings the spirit of the season so powerfully alive as the magic of music!  Whether frolicking in the snow or recounting the miracles of Christmas, these songs will lift your spirit.
Winter Wonderland Performances: 
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 
American Lutheran Church
17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85373 

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 
Mesa Performing Arts Center - Mesa Community College 
1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202

5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 
Chaparral Christian Church
6451 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tickets:  $28/23; $18/seniors & kids 12 and under

Tickets:  $28/23; $18/seniors & kids 12 and under

All tickets $28 at the door – purchase in advance and save!

For purchasing tickets in advance and save or for more information: visit: www.boyschoir.org

Pick up your Handmade Holiday Tamales at Los Sombreros!

Tamale orders can be placed between November 18 and December 20. Orders must be pre-paid and ordered 72 hours in advance of pick-up. All orders must be picked up by the afternoon of December 23rd between 10 AM and 2 PM.

$34.95/dozen (1 flavor) $36.95/dozen (2 flavor) $39.95/dozen (1 of each flavor) 

12 Varieties
Green Corn 
Rajas Cheese 
Beef Picadillo with Mole Sauce
Tomatillo Chicken 
Chipotle Pork 
Spicy Pork 
Red Chile Beef
Chicken Picadillo with Tomato Chipotle Sauce & Cheese
Chorizo & Black Bean 
Pineapple & Raisin
Canela (Cinnamon) 

For more information visit: http://www.lossombreros.com/tamales/

2534 N. Scottsdale Road (South of Thomas) 
Scottsdale,Arizona 85257

Loud Toys

Dr. Jennifer Hensley, family and youth resource specialist at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing says there are those toys that aren’t just noisy but they’re dangerous. She gives tips on what to look and listen for and the ten toys that are noisy for your kids,

When shopping for the perfect gift, you may look at age appropriateness, price, and other warning labels. But how often do you consider the noise level of the toys?
You won't often find the decibel reading on a toy's warning label, but the noise level could be detrimental to a child's hearing.

Listen Up- It's Important
Did you know that noise is the number-one cause of hearing loss? By first grade, less than 1 percent of all children have hearing loss but by the time they are teenagers, 20 percent of all children will have some level of hearing loss. Some toys with sound or noise components could be the cause for this loss. How can you tell how much is too much when it comes to noise levels?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 85 decibels (dB) is the maximum volume a child should be exposed to for no more than eight hours. Decibels are a unit of measurement to gauge volume and decibel volume is measured in several industries including construction and engineering to ensure hearing safety. Sounds more than 100 dB can damage hearing in less than 15 minutes of exposure. She said the distance at which the decibels are measured can be misleading, because chances are, children aren't using these toys at arm's length.

How do you know which toys are safe and which should be left off your shopping list? 

Topping the noisy toy list:
    Bruin- R/C Racer- 103 dB near the ear, 74 dB at arm's length
    Disney- Sofia the First, Time to Shine Sing-Along Boombox- 102 dB near the ear, 76 dB at arm's length
    Leap Frog- My Talking LapPup- 100 dB near the ear, 74 dB at arm's length
    Blue Sky- The Peanuts Movie, Happy Dance Snoopy- 96 dB near the ear, 78 dB at arm's length
    Barbie- Rock 'N Royals Rockstar Guitar- 94 dB near the ear, 75 dB at arm's length
    Star Wars The Force Awakens- Chewbacca Electronic Mask- 92 dB near the ear, 79 dB at arm's length 

When shopping for your precious little ones, remember these precautionary measures:
-Does the toy have volume control? If there is no way to turn down the volume, the child will be exposed to whatever decibel level naturally comes with the toy.
-Is there an on/off switch for the volume? An on/off switch is a great capability for the child to still be able to enjoy the toy, without the risk of damage to their hearing. 
-Does the toy seem loud to you? If the noise level seems loud to you, it will probably be just as loud or louder to the little one playing with it.

As toy shopping season rounds the corner, take a few extra precautions to make sure your child is getting a toy they love, but is also safe. Once the toys are in their hands, you can also monitor their usage when they are playing with the toys as well as watching TV and listening to loud music. Keep solid time and volume limits to ensure the kids aren't exposed to too much noise. Noise reducing head phones are also a great gift to accompany any sound bearing device. 

Enjoy the holidays with your family by making sure their hearing is protected.

For more information, please visit www.acdhh.org