Friday, Dec. 4

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M-A-C Cosmetics Celebrates Magic of the Night Holiday Collection at Scottsdale Fashion Square

M-A-C Cosmetics invites you for an enchanted evening to celebrate the Magic of the Night holiday collection at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The event will feature a dazzling city-scape with live musicians playing the blues and a live DJ on the rooftop, surrounded by makeup stations where M-A-C Artists will be available for applications. 

The M-A-C Magic of the Night collection lets you play it cool this holiday with eyes done up in deep smoky hues, and lips in tones that boldly lead the way for a night of unexpected thrills. The collection will be available in-store through December 17 and at

December 4th - 6th
Time: Noon - 9 p.m.

M-A-C Scottsdale Fashion Square
Barneys Court
7014 East Camelback Rd.  
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

Orpheus Male Chorus presents "Holidays with Orpheus"

The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Arizona's longest-standing, continuously performing choral arts organization, continues its 87th season by presenting "Holidays with Orpheus" with a series of four holiday concerts:
    Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 N. 7th St., Phoenix
    Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30pm at Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa 
    Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3pm at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley  
    Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30pm at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. Meeker  Blvd., Sun City West

During this year's "Holidays with Orpheus" concert, we will offer new, lively repertoire like "Brightest and Best" and "Hodie! Alleluia!" along with classics recognized by all including "Still, Still, Still," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" and "Jingle Bells." We will also have a bit of fun as we "Whistle 'Neath the Mistletoe." And plan to join the fun in the audience sing-along featuring everyone's favorite Christmas carols.

The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix is Arizona's longest-standing, continuously performing choral arts organization, which started in 1929. This 80 member group is performing several holiday concerts in December. For instance, throughout its rich 86-year history, the chorus has toured in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, been featured in radio and TV broadcasts, and has sung the National Anthem at professional sporting events and for dignitaries, including John F. Kennedy. Orpheus has gained international acclaim on tours throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The almost nine decade history of the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix (OMC) encompasses over a thousand performances and over 3500 rehearsals.

For event and ticket information, call 602-271-9396 or visit

Wonderland Market at WestWorld of Scottsdale 

Tis the season for bustling crowds, long checkout lines and stressful, last minute gift giving. It's time to put the fun back in holiday shopping this season. The inaugural Wonderland Market is coming to WestWorld of Scottsdale Dec.4 thru Dec. 6 for a three-day shopping extravaganza that will lift your holiday spirits! In addition to the general market, there will be two special charity events open to the public to help give back to the community: a V.I.P. Preview Party on Thursday, December 3 and Girls Night Out on Friday, December 4.

Market Hours 
December 4-6, 2015
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

General admission tickets are $15; tickets to the V.I.P. Preview Party are $200 each; and tickets to the Girls Night Out event are $35 each. To purchase tickets please visit or call 480-237-9954.


Harrison Forbes will be in town providing live demonstrations and talking about the benefits of Mars Veterinary's Wisdom Panel 3.0 the next evolution of the canine DNA testing at the Holiday Pet Festival (12/5 at the WestWorld of Scottsdale). 

With millions of mixed-breed dog owners in the U.S., having access to reliable breed ancestry information can be critical for the nutrition, training and overall healthcare of furry family members. For example, around 65,000 German Shepherds in the U.S. carry the MDR1-mutation, which can cause them to have adverse effects to some common drugs. 

The Wisdom Panel 3.0 will include an expanded breed screening of up to 250+ breeds, types and varieties and the new, potentially life-saving, MDR1 Genetic Mutation screening function. 

For more information on this event visit: 

The Wisdom Panel booth at the Holiday Pet Festival, Scottsdale 
Saturday, December 5th 2015 WestWorld of Scottsdale 

For more information on Doggie DNA visit these websites:

Le Crepe Food Truck   

Le Crepe is a new food truck! And, super unique, because they create specialty homemade sweet and savory crepes. They are also offering a $500.00 catering package give away to a bride. They can like them on FB, follow them on Instagram and email them their story. They will choose a winner on Jan 1st! 


Phone: 480-518-2488

Santa is coming to El Mirage

The City of El Mirage will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 5-9 p.m. in Gentry Park located at 14010 N. El Mirage Road in El Mirage, AZ., 85335.

Santa will arrive by 5:15 p.m. to help light the tree and take free photos with families.  There will be holiday music, bouncy houses, a special Kid's Polar Express Train, children's arts and crafts, face painting and balloon artists, food vendors, and community vendors. The highlight of the festivities will be the lighting of the 30 foot El Mirage Christmas Tree. 

Children and families will also be able to experience free horse drawn carriage rides through the City, and get a sense of an old fashion Christmas.

Admission to this event is free and there is free parking at the El Mirage Community Garden, located adjacent to Gentry Park. The City of El Mirage would like to thank generous sponsors APS, Walmart of El Mirage, Coco's Towing, and Parks & Sons who make this event possible.

For more information visit:

Melrose Band Fundraiser

Please come out to grab a bite to eat, shop local for gifts, listen to great music and donate to sup-port our musical children in the Osborn District. Your generous donations fund the purchase and repair of instruments for Osborn students.

Sponsored by the Osborn School District Music Department, the Osborn Educational Foundation and the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association.

Open to shop, dine or visit
Serendipity Decor * Wag n Wash
Rebel Salon & Vintage * Retro Ranch
Harley's Italian Bistro * Copper Star
Melrose Pharmacy 10 Year Celebration
Figs Home & Garden
Poulton, Noroian Law and more!

Friday, December 4th 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Live music featuring
The Dan Doyle Quartet
Thermal Blues Express
League of Zeros
One Love
OMS Firedrums Ensemble
Central High Choir
North High Chamber Strings

For more information please visit: or


Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Hosts 7th Annual Festival of Trees at Wrigley Mansion on December 4

Raffle and live auction of holiday trees, wreaths and menorahs and music by the
Phoenix Men's Chorus - all benefiting two great local causes: Phoenix area: the GPGLCC, the oldest non-profit LGBT chamber in the nation, and One-N-Ten, a non-profit dedicated to serving and assisting LGBTQ youth and young adults.

This annual holiday event will include live music by the Phoenix Metropolitan Men's Chorus, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and its famous raffle, silent auction and live auction featuring pre-decorated holiday trees, wreaths and menorahs - with the chance to win the grand prize raffle, a
seven-day trip to Rome with airfare and hotel included.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

Friday, December 4th
6 - 9 p.m.

Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telewa Trail
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Cost: $25/person in advance; $30/person at the door

American Girl Fashion show to benefits the Emily center at PCH 

Hundreds of local girls ages 10 and under are the "models" for the event and had to raise their own money to donate through creating a personal project. Fashion show benefits the Emily center at PCH which provides families of sick children access to pediatric health information, which is free of charge. 

The Fashion show will take place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, in the Grand Canyon Ballroom. 
The event is this Saturday at 11AM and 3PM and also Sunday at 11AM and 3PM. 

For more information and purchasing tickets visit:

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Scottsdale Fire Department 11th annual "Ride for Toys" event 

Scottsdale Fire Department proudly announces our 11th annual "Ride for Toys" event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Target store, 15444 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. 

During this special charity event, each child who donates a new, unwrapped toy will be given a free ride on a Scottsdale Fire engine. Caregivers also have the opportunity to have their child seat checked by a certified technician at the event.

Scottsdale firefighters will present the donated toys to the Paiute Neighborhood Center, a south Scottsdale community center that assists underprivileged children and teens at the conclusion of the event.

Toy donations are also being accepted at all 15 fire stations and the Wietzman Public Safety Building through Dec. 24. Find station locations at and search fire stations.

Learn about other opportunities to make holiday donations by visiting and search Scottsdale Shares.