Friday, Feb. 5

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The Greatest Show on Grass

The 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as "The Greatest Show on Grass", will be held at TPC Scottsdale from February 1-7, 2016. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2016 edition will mark the 81st playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the seventh as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 "active" members and more than 250 "life" members. Last year The Thunderbirds raised a record $9.06 million for charity and have eclipsed $102 million in charitable giving since its inception. For more information on the Thunderbirds or the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, call the Thunderbirds office at (602) 870-0163 or visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is BACK this February at Restaurants Across the Valley and Flagstaff

Girl ScoutsArizona Cactus-Pine Council is pleased to announce the return of its award-winning Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. For the third year in a row, chefs from some of the state's most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Savannah Smiles into a custom dessert menu item. Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from February 1 to February 29, 2016, with a portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold directly supporting Girl Scouting in our community.

The participating restaurants, and their creative desserts, are: 

Restaurant: 32 Shea
Location: 10626 N. 32nd Street in Phoenix 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Theresa "Chef T" Willie 
Assigned Cookie: Samoas 
Dessert: Samoas Cookie Pecan Shortbread Coconut Caramel Trifle

Restaurant: 5th and Wine
Location: 7051 E. 5th Avenue in Scottsdale 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Enrique Sanchez 
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Warm Tagalong Dulce de Leches Cake

Restaurant: BlueFire Grille at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort and Villas 
Location: 6333 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Patrick Doyle
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles 
Dessert: Savanna Smiles Crumble Crust Prickly Pear Cheese Cake

Restaurant: Churn 
Location: 5223 North Central Avenue in Phoenix
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jada Shiya
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Restaurant: Copper Leaf Gastrolounge
Location: 4225 North Craftsman Court in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Todd Williams 
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints 
Dessert: Thin Mint Pizza Cookie

Restaurant: Kelly's at Southbridge
Location: 7117 E. 6th Avenue in Scottsdale 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Casey 
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant: Lumberyard Brewery
Location: 5 South San Francisco Street in Flagstaff
Chef/Dessert Designer: Richard Kimball
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints 
Dessert: Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Sandwich

Restaurant: Olive + Ivy 
Location: 7135 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Sappington 
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints 
Dessert: Thin Mint Gelato 

Restaurant: Paul Martin's American Grill
Location: 6186 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Ray Valencia
Assigned Cookie: Samoas 
Dessert: Caramel Delight Ice Cream

Restaurant: Rhythm & Wine 
Location: 7605 E Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Terry Craig 
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles 
Dessert: Savannah Chambord Raspberry Mousse

Restaurant: Rusconi's American Kitchen
Location 10637 North Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Michael Rusconi  
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Banana Cream Samoa Jar

Restaurant: The Henry
Location: 4455 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix/Arcadia
Chef/Dessert Designer: Marissa Pintor 
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs 
Dessert: Tagalong Donuts 

Restaurant: The Market By Jennifer's Restaurant + Bar
Location: 3603 East Indian School Road in Phoenix/Arcadia 
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jennifer Russo
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils 
Dessert: "Twixted" Trefoil Bar

Restaurant: Tom's Thumb
Location: 9393 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale
Chef/Dessert Designer: Andrea Madrid 
Assigned Cookie: Do-Si-Dos
Dessert: Do-Si-Decadent Cheesecake

For more information on the challenge, please visit www.girlscoutsaz.org/dessertchallenge. And be sure to get social with us! Tag any and all of your Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge photos and posts with #DessertChallenge and #GirlScoutsAZ to join in the movement!

Papa Murphy's Heartbaker pizza is back! This special pizza is available in the Phoenix market starting February 1 through February 14, 2016 for $8. 

The HeartBaker Pizza starts with Papa Murphy's fresh, scratch-made dough in the shape of a heart which is then topped with traditional red sauce, generous portions of 100 percent whole milk mozzarella cheese and premium pepperoni slices. The HeartBaker should be taken home, baked at 425 degrees and served fresh out of the oven in 12 -18 minutes and shared with the ones you love.

"We are focused on bringing families together through food people love," explains Ed Holmes, Papa Murphy's Franchise Owner. "The season we celebrate love is a perfect time to bring families across the country together to share this special home-baked tradition offered exclusively by Papa Murphy's."

There are currently more than 45 locations in the Phoenix metro area, with more slated to open in 2015. Visit www.papamurphys.com for locations, phone numbers and hours of operation.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona Hosting Job Fair Feb. 5 + 6, 2016

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona is set to open in Arizona Mills this spring, and in addition to endless opportunities for model-making fun for the kids, the attraction will bring an abundance of new jobs to the area. 

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona looks to fill about 80 part-time positions within its new, highly anticipated Arizona attraction, and it will host a hiring fair from 10 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, at the Arizona Grand Event Center (8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix) in an effort to fill these positions. 
Those seeking part-time employment, such as admissions staff members, guest experience representatives, ride operators and retail associates, at Arizona's long-awaited LEGOLAND® Discovery Center are strongly encouraged to apply online at www.merlincareers.com prior to the hiring fair to reserve a time slot.  
When: 10 am - 8 pm Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 + 6, 2016

Arizona Grand Event Center 
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona will feature two LEGO® rides, a 4D Cinema and play areas when it opens this spring, making it the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. To keep up with pre-opening events and activities or for more information, visit LegolandDiscoveryCenter.com/Arizona or follow LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

YouTube ADBLITZ

The YouTube Adblitz is the official YouTube channel of NFL Super Bowl ads wherein all the teaser videos of the sponsors before the game and the actual ads are collected and aired. The Adblitz is an excellent channel to view all the teaser ads of the sponsor's all at one place. The build up to the NFL Super Bowl ads are so high that there is always record viewership for teaser ads released before the game than the ones which are released on the day of the game.

Also the actual ads aired at the time of the Super Bowl game are made available as soon as they are aired so that they can be viewed afterwards. There is a collection of yesteryear ads on the Adblitz YouTube channel.

Here are some of the commercials that are featured on YouTube Adblitz:

1. Weiner Stampede 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOlfhBT8i9I&index=40&list=PLjncHZSg0GNHwEP4R2JXzFiZAbH6C160t

Watch the HEINZ Ketchup Game Day 2016 commercial "Wiener Stampede" starring the full Heinz family. Prepare for the Big Game and enjoy more of our commercials at https://www.youtube.com/HeinzKetchup.

2. Super bowl Babies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KqekigARfE&index=20&list=PLjncHZSg0GNHwEP4R2JXzFiZAbH6C160t
For Super Bowl 50 the NFL and Seal brought together some actual Super Bowl Babies to recreate one of the greatest love songs of all time to celebrate the greatest game of all time. Click on CC to view the song lyrics.

3. #MovinOnUp-George & Lil' Wayne 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmPcPxXnCVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_TjJJrfA8U

4. Hyundai-the Chase Ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT6n1HcJOio
Has a Leonardo DiCaprio-Revenant feel with the chasing bears! What if you could remotely start your car by simply talking to your smartwatch? The all-new Hyundai Elantra with Blue Link® makes that possible, so when you need to leave in a hurry, even a big hurry, it just may come in handy.

5. Real Talk-Live Commentary with Key & Peele (hilarious)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbhXW54r5vM&list=PLjncHZSg0GNHwEP4R2JXzFiZAbH6C160t&index=41

Join Lee and Morris (Key & Peele) on Game Day for live commentary, play-by-plays, and osmosis. Follow the conversation online with the hashtag #RealTalk, then check out their Squarespace website to learn more: http://www.squarespace.com/realtalk