Tuesday, March 8

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IHOP's National Pancake Day

IHOP's National Pancake Day is today, and guests all over the country can enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. The free pancake fundraiser will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital. The event runs from 7am to 7pm.

For more information and locations visit: http://www.ihop.com/

The Desert Botanical Garden Free

The Desert Botanical Garden is free today and every second Tuesday of the month. The Botanical Garden is open today from 8 am to 8 pm.

For more information visit: www.dbg.org 

Desert Botanical Garden, 
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 85003
480-941-1225

Phoenix Mercury To Hold Auditions For Hip Hop Squad March 8th

The three-time WNBA Champion, Phoenix Mercury is looking for highly-energetic dancers to audition for the 2016 Mercury Hip Hop Squad on Tuesday, March 8 on the Annexus Practice Court at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with auditions starting at 6 p.m. 

Those interested in auditioning must be at least 18 years of age by March 8.  Members of the Hip Hop Squad are expected to dance at all Mercury home games, interact with fans and appear at community events throughout the 2016 season. 

Finalists from round one of auditions will be asked to return for the final audition on Saturday, March 12 at Tempe Marketplace. The final audition will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the main stage near Dave and Busters, and is open to the public for viewing. There is no fee to audition.

Kids That Rip

One of a kind, 60, 00 sq. ft. Family friendly oriented facility, all ages welcome:

  •     Safe environment 
  •     Trampolines, skate, scoot, parkour, dodgeball, ninja warrior training, tumbling, cheer, Xfit, BMX
  •     Birthday parties, School Field Trips, Corporate events
  •     Café, food, drinks
  •     Your Spring Break destination
  •     Spring Break hours 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •     Your Summer Destination
  •     Day passes
  •     Single memberships
  •     Family memberships

For more information visit: http://www.ktr-centers.com/

KTR Family Action Sports Center
1050 East Pecos Street, 
Chandler AZ, 85225
Phone 480-718-5872

Summer Weddings: Brilliant Bridal

Brilliant Bridal gives tips on how to plan that perfect wedding in Arizona.

-Summers in Arizona are a great time to include some fun summer wedding trends as well as stretch your wedding budget
-Vendors are not going to advertise discounts during the summer but you should always ask!  It's especially a slow time of year for venues, hotels and caterers and you could get some deep discounts by simply asking
-If they are unwilling to discount services, ask to throw in upgrades like nicer linens, bigger centerpieces, nicer chairs, special uplighting, etc.
-Have a morning ceremony followed by brunch - not as hot, venues can usually accommodate 2 events in one day that way and may pass some savings a long to you.
-Consider purchasing wedding insurance for the monsoon season months. https://www.wedsafe.com/Pages/wedding-insurance-claims.aspx
-Have a destination wedding in Arizona's beautiful high country.  Cooler weather and green backdrops - AZ was ranked the 2nd most popular wedding destination in 2015 and many of those weddings happened in places like Sedona and Flagstaff during the summer months
-Incorporate fun summer trends like boozy snow cones and alcohol infused ice cream sundaes.
-Whatever you do, DON'T plan an outdoor wedding in the Phoenix area.  No amount of savings is worth making your guests sweat it out

Three looks for Arizona Summer Weddings

-Desert Boho - light and airy.  Great if you are determined to trek outdoors for those classic Arizona desert photos
-Mountain bride - outdoorsy but still glamorous. Can easily transition from Sedona red rock or White Mountain outdoor ceremonies to an indoor resort reception
-Indoor Resort - for the bride that will literally not step outside of an air conditioned building on her big day. More traditional with a hoop skirt that allows for airflow.

For more information visit: http://www.brilliantbridal.com/

Two Valley Locations:
Brilliant Bridal: East Valley
1946 South Dobson Road
Mesa, Arizona 85202
Phone: 480-897-0013

Brilliant Bridal: Phoenix
4233 West Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85053
602-548-1755

Fight AZ Allergies: Dr. Amy Shah

Dr. Amy Shah gives three tips to ward off allergic reactions:
- Never dry clothes outdoors
- stop cuddling your pet
- change your diet

For more information visit her website: http://amyshahmd.com/

Infusion Coffee and Tea
This is a caffeine addict's dream! Infusion Coffee and Tea is leading the industry again this time with the introduction of their new coffee flights. 

The Flight, $8, contains 3 oz. pours of the following:

  • Push Cold Brew
  • Single Origin Cold Brew
  • Espresso
  • Piccolo (espresso drink)
  • Cold Drip Coffee

For more information visit: www.infusioncoffeetea.com

Infusion Coffee and Tea
1300 E. 8th St., Ste. 100
Tempe, AZ
480-968-2533

Rattlers to Hold Training Camp in Maricopa

The Arizona Rattlers Arena Football Team will hold their spring training camp in the City of Maricopa at Copper Sky, March 8-25. The public is invited to watch practices, attend a scrimmage and a variety of events the team will offer to the community.

The Rattlers will hold a scrimmage at noon before the Salsa Festival on Saturday, March 19 and following the scrimmage will have a booth at the festival offering signatures for fans and photos with families.
On March 16 and 23 from 4-5 p.m. the community is invited to the Maricopa Public Library for "Read with a Rattler" where the team will be reading with children, signing autographs and taking photos with families.
Daily practices on Field 8 on the south side of Coppery Sky, are open to the public beginning March 12, and will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Practice dates and times are subject to change.

During their time in the City of Maricopa the Rattlers will also host a Kids Camp. The date, location and details of the camp are still being worked out.
To accommodate the team, the weight room at Copper Sky located on the Fitness Floor will be closed on the following dates and times: 
    March 15, 17, 22 and 24 from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
    March 15, 17, 22 and 24 from 10:35 a.m. to 11: 35 a.m.

For more information on the Arizona Rattlers visit: http://www.azrattlers.com/

Copper Sky 
44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
Phone: 520-316-4600