Wednesday, Feb. 17

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The Wildlife World Zoo

The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park.
For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website  
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Good Deed Revolution 

Simply 3

Arizona-based Simply 3 are YouTube sensations, bringing strings to center stage! Their YouTube channel hit 10-million views last August! Their YouTube videos, like Wake Me Up by Avicii, have been seen by millions worldwide, propelling them into a touring life where they are performing all over the U.S. Like 2 Cellos and The Pianos Guys, they've broken into the performance world with these stellar videos and unbelievable talent. They'll perform live at Mesa Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 19. 

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Annual 'Walk With Me' family fun event to benefit children with disabilities. More than 1,500 people to participate in fundraising event

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Southwest Human Development will host the eighth annual Walk With Me family fun walk presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and HumanaVitality 5K run at Scottsdale Civic Center Park to benefit the nonprofit's Easter Seals services for young children with disabilities. 

The event will feature a one-mile family fun walk and 5K run, kid's activities, music, food, a community resource fair, after party at The Saguaro, and more! Event check-in begins at 7 a.m., the run starts at 8 a.m., and the walk kicks off at 9:30 a.m. 

"Each year, 1,500 people join Walk With Me to help raise funds for children with disabilities," said Ginger Ward, CEO of Southwest Human Development. "This event is a great opportunity for our community and families who have been helped by our programs to come together to help make a positive difference in the lives of young children."

In 2015, Walk With Me raised more than $190,000 for the early childhood nonprofit. Some of this year's sponsors include the Arizona Coyotes Foundation; Humana; Willis Towers Watson; FUD, the Bar-S Foods subsidiary; Delta Dental of Arizona; Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck; Vonage; Vonage Business; and Discount School Supply. 

"I don't think there has been anyone who has done as much for us along our journey as Southwest Human Development," said Amanda Gomez, whose son Santino received services from the ADAPT Shop at Southwest Human Development. "They have given Santino so many opportunities to grow and thrive."

The event will be held at Scottsdale Civic Center Park, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. To register, form a walk team or donate, visit For questions about the event, contact Lisa Stratton at (602) 224-1759 or

Oscar Drinks and Pre-Oscar Party

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  complete with a red carpet entry and photo ops, a four-course wine-paired dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco, a fashion show from Robert Black featuring vintage red carpet couture, and Oscars cocktails.

Get a dose of Hollywood glam by attending this fashionable soiree, or use their recipes for the below Oscars cocktails to bring Hollywood to your home. 

Good Luck Leo

  • 1.5 oz Highspire Rye Whiskey
  • .25 oz Campari 
  • .5 oz Walnut orgeat 
  • .5 oz lemon 
  • 2 dashes AZ Bitters Lab Mas Mole bitters

Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.  
Add ice.  
Shake all ingredients for 20-30 seconds, strain and pour over ice in an Old Fashioned glass.  
Garnish with Mint and Orange wheel.

It's All About The Dress!

  • 1 oz Calvados - apple brandy
  • .5 oz Lemon juice
  • .25 oz Simple syrup 2:1
  • Champagne 
  • Gold Leaf

Measure Calvados, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.  
Add ice.  
Shake ingredients for 20 seconds, strain and pour into a Champagne flute or stem cocktail glass.  
Fill rest of glass with Champagne and drop a piece of gold leaf on top of drink.

To reserve your seat at Pre-Oscars Party at LON's at the Hermosa ($99++/person), call 602.955.7878. For more info and upcoming events, visit