Thursday, Feb. 11

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Raadr App

With an increase in online dangers for children, families monitoring their kid's social media accounts has become an essential part of parenting. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 60% of parents have checked their teen's social media profiles in an attempt to monitor their interactions online. Raadr was designed to bring online peace of mind to families and safety to their children.

While there are a lot of posts made online every day, many can be classified as cyber bullying. Although this is just one aspect of what RAADR can help you monitor online, it's, without a doubt, the most important issue facing many children right now.

How can RAADR help you be more alert?

  • RAADR monitors various social networks constantly and alert you to any keywords that might raise an issue.
  • RAADR can help identify who your child is interacting with online.
  • No matter where you go, RAADR is accessible on multiple platforms.
  • Stand up and join the #NotMyKid movement so that your kid won't become a victim or sponsor of online bullying.

For more information visit:

2432 W. Peoria Ave. 
Suite 1346
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Marriage Bootcamp

The Encounter Church is a new church family planted in the east valley by Pastors Mark and Robin Segraves in September 2015. One of our primary passions is to give families hope for the next generation by helping husbands and wives, and even people preparing for marriage, build into their relationship the core principles that will keep the marriage alive, fun, fresh and healthy.

Three Relationship Principles:

            a. Keep the Conversation Going (the importance of communication)

            b. Keep Dating (Each Other :-) (the importance of ongoing romance)

            c. Keep Speaking Life (the importance of mutual encouragement)

We are excited to partner with Marriage Today to host an unforgettable two-day event designed to bring you and your spouse closer over Valentine's Day weekend. XO 2016 will feature multiple sessions with special guest speakers, including Dr. Henry Cloud ("Boundaries"), John Gray, Tim Ross, and a lively Q&A with Jimmy& Karen Evans.

You'll fall in love all over again with a date night Friday evening and end your weekend celebrating your marriage with XO's Signature Vow Renewal. In additional to numerous FREE giveaways throughout the conference, food is included Friday evening (appetizers & drinks) and Saturday morning (continental breakfast) and FREE child care is available. We are hosting the XO Marriage Conference at the Tumbleweed Recreation Center at 745 E Germann Rd in Chandler, AZ 85286. Friday evening, February 12, the doors open and child care registration begins at 6:30pm and the event ends at 9:00pm. Saturday morning, the doors open and child care registration begins at 8:30am and the event ends at 11:30am.

For more information or to register now, visit or email

The Encounter Church
2076 S. Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Romance for Dummies

Sima Verzino, co-owner of Marcellino's Ristorante talks "Romance for Dummies" and teaches the audience about setting a romantic mood for a special Valentine's Day dinner at home.

Here are the tips:

1)  Set the perfect tabledon't forget: tablecloth and cloth napkins, flowers/vase, candles and how to properly set cutlery

2)  How to plate your mealand a great local restaurant that offers a meal to go is of   course Marcellino Ristorante with Baskets of Amore.

3)  Winewhat glasses for red vs. white, how to decant and diffuse.

4)  Music set the mood simply with iTunes mix or the perfect Pandora station.

5) Gift personalize! Don't become a V Day Cliché”! Give a lovely framed photo of yourselves, or a gift certificate to fave restaurant. The more personalized the better.

For more information visit:

Marcellino's Ristorante
7114 E. Stetson Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona Beer Week is the celebration of Arizona craft beer and the 75 craft breweries across the state

It’s the 6th annual statewide Arizona Beer Week celebration and the beer community is abuzz about the expanded event and its numerous opportunities to present the creative side of the state's craft beer scene. And with brand-new craft beer events, activities and special guests on the roster, this year's Arizona Beer Week festivities, planned from Feb. 11 - 20, 2016, are giving guests at the more than 250 participating breweries, restaurants and craft beer retailers even more opportunities for beer-centric celebration.

This year, we focus on beer education events and introducing people to the "craft" of creating a beer. People from across the state can take classes on "how to be a brewer", the brewing process, the 8-bits of beer and learn what it is like to be a woman in the brewing industry. There are classes on the different aspects of beer, like an off flavor tasting class and even a "beer spelling bee'.

In addition to education, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is focusing on women in the industry. The women of the Arizona craft beer industry have even created a special brew, "She's So Hop" and the proceeds will benefit "Go Red".

As always, Arizona Beer Week spans the state in its entirety, with events planned across Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and virtually every nook and cranny in between. There is an event for everyone. But the biggest celebration, is the Arizona Strong Beer Festival happening February 13th at Steele Indian School Park where over 130 breweries will gather at Steele Indian School Park and serve up over 500 craft beers.

For more information visit: for details and ticket information.

61st Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show trots to town Feb. 11-21. The annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show runs Feb. 11-21, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Since 1955, the annual horse show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win. Visit for more event and ticket information.

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is held at West World, 16601 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Diamonds For Dummies/ House of Diamonds

It's ring season, especially with Valentine's day around the corner, which are the hottest and trendiest bling for your better half.... and what to look for...we uncover the secrets to diamond and ring shopping with House of Diamonds. 

House of Diamonds
13637 North Tatum Boulevard Suite # 25 
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Hours:     Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm