Thursday, Dec.3

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Dave Owens, The Garden Guy

Contact Dave at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit www.gardenguy.com

Firefighter Coat Drive at Old Navy Desert Ridge Mall

On December 3rd The United Phoenix Firefighters will be collecting new and used coats for needy families. Please stop by the Old Navy store at Desert Ridge Mall anytime from 6am-6pm to donate a used coat or simply purchase one at Old Navy to be donated. No one should be left out in the cold this holiday season, your United Phoenix Firefighters, Old Navy and our other partners in charity will make sure the needy families of Arizona don’t go without proper and safe clothing this winter.

For more information visit United Phoenix Firefighters Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedphoenixfirefighters or our website:http://www.azfamily.com/story/28375194/valley-firefighters-host-coat-drive-for-homeless-children

America's Got Talent Auditions in Phoenix

For the first time ever, America's Got Talent is coming to Phoenix for auditions. They begin today! These auditions are open-casting calls in front of the producers, not in front of the celebrity judges. That comes later. America's Got Talent has also just announced Simon Cowell, who has produced the show for 10 years, and who has long been a judge on the British version of the show, will be joining the judging panel for the first time. Do you have what it takes to audition for him? Lines are expected around 7:30am with ticket/audition times beginning at 8am. The most visuals might take place closer to 10am-11am, depending on how early and how many people are lining up.

For more information on auditioning for America's Got Talent visit their website: http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/audition-cities/phoenix/

Phoenix Convention Center-North-300 West bldg.
Suite 301--(holding area and audition room)
100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Peoria's Old Time Holiday Festival

From Santa to snow, the 29th annual Peoria Old Town Holiday Festival, presented by Sears Vacations, will have everything to help attendees get into the holiday spirit.  This year's holiday tradition will be held 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 in Old Town Peoria, Peoria and Grand avenues. The heart of the festival is held in Osuna Park, but extends several blocks through old town.

Attendees can stroll through the historic streets and enjoy all the event features, including a high school choral contest hosted by Theater Works, stage entertainment in Osuna Park and the Peoria Community Center and free historic museum tours from the Peoria Historical Society. In addition to the entertainment, festival goers can enjoy the inflatables, 20 tons of snow, cookie decorating, hay rides, kids crafts, a live Nativity scene at the Valley Community Church, shoppers circle and a variety of food and beverages for sale.

Parking and admission is free, but some activities have a nominal fee or require a wristband purchase (unlimited play for $12, 8 plays for $10 or 3 plays for $5).  Limited parking is available at the Peoria Community Center, accessed from Monroe Street or 84th Avenue.  Additional parking is available at the municipal parking garages surrounding the event. 

This annual event is made possible by our sponsors, the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Sears Vacations and APS.  For more information, call 623-773-7137 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents.

Pinspiration-Christmas & Hanukkah Projects

Pinspiration is a DIY arts and crafts studio/wine bar/events space in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area located on High Street (City North). Pinspiration is complete with a large crafting room, a DIY retail corner, a VIP party space, an all-you-can-create area for the kids and Arizona's only Splatter Room.

Please call ahead at 480-636-8010 or email info@pinspirationaz.com before visiting so we can make sure your space is reserved for your group.

For more information visit: www.pinspirationaz.com

Holiday Kid Hair

Expert stylist from the nation's leading child haircare salon, Snip-its, show viewers how they can do their children's hair in fun and spirited ways for the holidays. They show us four styles for boys and girls.

For girls there are three styles:

- 3 braided side pony- 3 basic braids from the hairline into a side ponytail with curls. Great for girls with straight thick medium to long length hair or even girls with curly hair. Throw in some curl calmer at the ends to tame curls and you are on your way! This can be done in a total of 10 minutes.

 - Flowerchild with Braid at Base. This style if great with girls who have hair on the thinner side that want to make their hair look fuller. Using our Morning Miracle product, we pull the hair up into a basic high ponytail and make a small braid from some of the hair. Then leaving the braid out part the ponytail into four sections and roll down to the base of the ponytail. Fan out the pieces and pin in place and wrap the braid around the base of the style and pin. 

- The Bow. When a girl has a lot of thick hair and it has beautiful curls so we wanted to keep those out but also give her a cute holiday look. We did a half pony tail and parted that in half wrapping one side away from the pony and pinning it at the top and at the bottom and then repeating with the other side to make it look like a bow. We then added some cute ribbon and you are ready for that holiday party.

For Boys:

- The Modern Pompadour. With boys this season the new style is a modern pompadour. We do a basic clipper cut on the sides short and then using our Wacky Wax we comb over and up a little in the front. It’s a very stylish and easy style for mom and dad to do and even the kids can do it themselves.

For more information visit their website: www.snipits.com

There are 2 local salons (And Snip-its is looking to open more in the area)

Chandler
(480) 963-0800
3415 West Frye Road, Suite 4
Chandler, AZ 85226

Gilbert
(480) 963-8111
SanTan Village
2743 S. Market St, Suite 108
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Bullock/ Foster Child

In light of Sandra Bullock's news of adopting a second child, she choose to go through the foster care system. Bullock adopted 3 year old girl name Laila and is now trying to shine a light on the fact that thousands of children in the U.S. need good foster and forever homes.

If you are interested in possibly being a foster parent or have questions please visit these links:

https://dcs.az.gov/resources/frequently-asked-questions/frequently-asked-questions-faq-foster-care-and-adoption

http://azfamilyresources.org/

Foster Care & Adoption

Phone: 1-877-KIDS-NEEDU (1-877-543-7633) 
Email: FosterAdoption@azdes.gov
Address: P.O. Box 6123 Site Code 940A Phoenix, AZ 85005-6123