Monday, Feb. 15

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The 28th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival

Take a trip Back in Time to the wildly popular and entertaining Arizona Renaissance Festival. The annual faire begins at 10 am every Saturday, Sunday, and on Presidents' Day Monday, from February 6th thru March 27th.

Today's audience want to be more then spectators. They want to interact and be surrounded by entertainment as they seek to escape the everyday world.
This Festival transports visitors to an European style fair filled with an agreeable rabble of knights, rogues, royalty and craftsmen, all roaming throughout a 30-acre village filled with delectable sights and sounds tantalizing the senses. Explore 200 charming craft shops, 13 stages of non-stop entertainment, an arena for full-contact armored jousting, a living fountain, kitchens, pubs, and people powered games and rides.

All the Festival is a stage with a cast featuring more than 2,000 brightly costumed actors, dancers, mermaids, acrobats and musicians. These are the amazing people who populate this bustling event to ensure a good time for the 265,000 visitors who mingle into the endlessly wacky and unpredictable merriment and mayhem. At the Renaissance Festival, the audience is a special guest in another place and time.

The Renaissance Festival experience is meeting and interacting with a variety of colorful characters, shopping for unique arts and crafts, and taking in a selection of over 150 shows every event day. There is a great variety of food for feasting, and a bevy of beverages including Medieval Margaritas, Da Vinci Coladas, Dukes of Daiquiri, wine, honey mead, beers and ales, along with soft drinks and lemonade.

A popular attraction at the Festival are the live jousting tournaments held three times daily in the 5,000 seat arena, complete with knights on charging horses, clanging weapons and a great deal of braggadocio. The 16th century Festival is home to many popular traditions including chomping down on a giant roasted turkey leg, adding to your collection of drinking vessels or hair adornments as well as battling wits with the village idiot. Create YOUR own tradition at this annual event.

The Faire features demonstrations of time honored crafts such as weaving, jewelry making, glass blowing, blacksmithing and pottery throwing. Shopping is fun and if you are looking for a unique gift; you shall surely find it at this bustling marketplace. A most special event within this giant event is The Pleasure Feast. This is a one and a half hour, five course medieval feast with live music and comedy entertainment, all you can eat and drink, plus festival souvenir. With limited seating twice daily, advance feast reservations are recommended.
Don't miss this time travel experience see thee at the Faire. Huzzah

The 28th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival
East of Apache Junction on US Highway 60, near the Superstition Mountains.
Eight consecutive weekends (Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents' Day
Monday) from February 6 through March 27, 2016.
The Festival runs from 10a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine.
Tickets: Advanced discount tickets available for purchase and print at home on-line or at Fry's are $22 for adults and $10 for kids ages 5 -12,
Children under 5 are always FREE. Tickets purchased at the Festival Box Office are $2
more. Discounts tickets for seniors (60 and older) are $21, only available at the Festival
Box Office. Parking is FREE courtesy of Fry's.
Information: or call (520)-463-2700

Motivation Monday: TRX Training

Felicia Romero's Fit Method
263 E. Warner Rd. Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ 85296

Alex's Lemonade Stand

12-year-old Peoria resident P.J. Bartos will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand on Monday, February 15 from 9 AM to 2 PM at Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, 12575 W Golf Club Drive, Peoria, AZ 85383.

This is P.J. and his friends' 8th annual stand. At his first stand in 2009, at the age of 6, P.J. raised over $1,300. He created a goal to raised $50,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation by the time he graduates high school. To date P.J. is more than halfway towards his goal, having raised over $32,000!

For more information about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation visit

Queen of Clean

Linda Cobb the Queen of clean teaches us how to save money and be safe and natural: Making your own dishwasher detergent, dishwasher spot stopper and liquid dish soap.

For more information visit Linda's website and Facebook page.                                                                                                                                  

Chandler Shred-A-Thon Offers Free Document Shredding, Prescription Drug Disposal

Members of the public will have an opportunity to safely destroy unneeded financial records and prescription medications at a free Shred-A-Thon hosted by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in partnership with Iron Mountain.   The secure collection and disposal of these items is one of the best ways to reduce identity theft and prescription drug abuse.  

The event will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler AZ 85226 (trucks will be located in the parking lot near Sears and Nordstrom).

Hotel Job Fair

Massive job fair: Area hotels and resorts are staffing up for the upcoming season.
In an unprecedented move, a group of 10 Marriott hotels across the Valley have combined efforts to host one, centrally located job fair on Feb 23rd in Scottsdale. It's a great chance for viewers to interview for multiple properties in one visit to one location.

For more information visit:
It will take place from noon until five p-m. at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River at 5201 N. Pima Rd near Chaparral and the 101 on Feb 23rd.

2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event.

Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. 
Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at

Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty men and women, retired personnel, National Guard and Reservists, and members of military families. 

Premiere Cardiovascular Surgeon and Medical Pioneer, Dr. Ted Diethrich writes life history while beating brain cancer.

The Serendipitous Life of Edward Diethrich, is the story of a medical visionary, cutting edge innovator
and researcher in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The book reflects on the events and experiences over a more than 50--year career that made Dr. Diethrich the trailblazer he is today. 

Dr. Diethrich's contributions to the medical profession are legendary. The internationally renowned
cardiovascular surgeon is the founder of the Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Foundation.

He still serves as Medical Director of the Foundation today. The maverick innovator and his team boast a long list of firsts, including the:

  •  First live worldwide telecast of open heart surgery
  •  First heart/lung transplantation in Arizona
  •  Inventor of the sternal saw, a major technological innovation and one of the most important tools used
  •  Still today in open heart surgery
  •  Establishment of the nation's first outpatient cardiac catheterization laboratory; now a worldwide standard of care
  •  Creation of an international journal with the highest readership in the world on the subject of endovascular therapy

In the book, Diethrich attributes his inspiration to his mother, who was a surgical nurse and exposed him to hospitals and operating rooms as a young boy. As a teenager, he found himself working as a
scrub nurse, side by side with surgeons assisting in his very first vasectomy at the age of 16.

To pre-order The Serendipitous Life of Edward Diethrich before the February release date, visit

Larry Winget- Author

For more information on Larry Winget visit his web pages:

Pre-Oscars Party at LON's featuring Robert Black, Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The most fashionable night in Hollywood is coming to the Valley of the Sun as LON's at the Hermosa hosts a Pre-Oscars Party on Thursday, February 18 at 6:30pm. This annual event returns to The Hermosa Inn for an exciting night of glitz, glamour, and fashion fireworks as fashion icon Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black brings vintage red carpet couture to this exclusive Oscars celebration. 

Guests will enter on the red carpet for photo ops (don your very best in cocktail attire or Hollywood glam), followed by an Oscars cocktail under the stars at the outdoor reception, a four-course wine-paired dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco, and a fashion show featuring some of the most elegant, vintage, one-of-a- kind, museum quality designs, found anywhere in the world.

Special guest and actor Susan Claassen will also be joining the festivities, as she portrays celebrated Hollywood stylist and costume designer Edith Head. Claassen's expertly researched, beautiful representation of Head is so spot on that it is said friends of the late Edith Head have carried on conversations with the actress while in character.

Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with both Robert Black and Susan Claassen while enjoying the fine wine and artful American fare presented by the culinary team at LON's. 

To reserve your seat at this very special Oscars celebration ($99++/person), call LON's at 602-955-7878. For more info and upcoming events, visit

For additional information about Fashion by Robert Black, please visit

LON's at the Hermosa
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 

Arizona Beer Week February 11-20th. 

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 thru 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. 

Visit: for details and ticket information.