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West Valley Job Fair today at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. Over 35 companies are hiring. has partnered with some of Glendale's best companies to bring you the West Valley Diversity Job Fair at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa (9495 W. Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305). The job fair take place today from 11AM - 2PM. Make sure to bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. To register please visit

Some of the featured companies include: CHASE, Dun & Bradstreet, Revana, Equity Residential, US Customs and Border Protection, Domino's, Canyon State Institute, NAPA Auto Parts, Fry's Food Stores, McDonald's Auto-Chlor System, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Discover, Enterprise, Valley Life, First Transit, Flight Attendant Prep Academy, Asurion, Arizona Department of Revenue, Answer1, Cosmopolitan Medical Communications, Labor Max, Arizona Work, Peckham and many more.

Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa 
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305
11AM - 2PM

Inspired Soles:  A well-heeled experience

The annual "Inspired Soles" art show and auction is back, and this year, attendees have even more reason to be pumped (pun intended), since two new exciting components have been added to the show- online bidding and Inspired Soles wearables! Inspired Soles showcases the creative minds of local artists who use a stiletto as their blank canvas to transform into one-of-a-kind works of art. More than 70 participating artists and designers have volunteered thousands of hours in this annual event that has become an organic showcase of local soul. 

The 5th Annual Inspired Soles Art Show and Auction is taking place on First Friday, April 1, 6 to 10 p.m. at Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects, located at 215 E. Grant Street in downtown Phoenix. As with past years, net proceeds benefit Artlink Phoenix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, businesses and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in central Phoenix.

In addition to the Inspired Soles art pieces, this year, selected artists have created a limited number of wearable designs and will work personally with interested buyers on recreating the design on a stiletto of her choice and size.

All Inspired Soles stilettos will be sold to the highest bidders of the online auction which begins the week prior to the event, and closes at 9:30 p.m. on First Friday, April 1. Although people are welcome to bid for shoes online, or by texting, nothing beats the experience of seeing the incredible variety of shoes in person, and meeting the artists who designed them. 

For more information about the event, and to place a bid, visit:

5th Annual Inspired Soles Art Show and Auction
Friday, April 1, 6 -10 p.m.
Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects
215 E. Grant Street, Phoenix, AZ  85004
(602) 277-9530

GiGi's Playhouse

GiGi's Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi's Playhouse offers more than 30 therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more; all of which are free of charge.
Programs are created by professional therapists and teachers who generously donate their time and expertise. All programs are based on best practices for learning styles specific to Down syndrome, and customized to ensure individual success. GiGi's Playhouse serves infants through adults. GiGi's Playhouse is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL; with 22 locations throughout the United States and Mexico, with more opening soon.


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9160 E Shea Blvd #103B
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Dave Owens The Garden Guy- Insect Control

There are a number of organic techniques I use to reduce the amount of pests in and around my home. Best of all, none of them will harm pets, children or the environment. 

Surrounding your garden with upright rosemary not only repels insects, but it makes a nice hedge. Rosemary naturally repels insects and smells and looks great, too. 

If you have ant problems, try sprinkling bay leaves in and around problem areas. Bay leaves can also be placed throughout your pantry and cabinets for added protection. In addition, peppermint, tansy and geraniums have been known to ward off ants. 

Another herb that grows almost all year in the ground and in pots is basil. Not only is it great for cooking, but basil will ward off flies and mosquitoes. Tip: Grow basil in an area that receives afternoon shade. 
Chemicals can't tell the difference between beneficial bugs and non-beneficial bugs. So the best way to get rid of bad bugs is with garden friendly bugs. The best time to release friendly bugs in in the spring and one of the best insects to release is the ladybug, they are inexpensive, easy to order and ferocious eaters.

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Sweat Cosmetics

Created by Taryn Hemmings and teammate Emily Hines, SWEAT Cosmetics allows women to look good while breaking a sweat.  Their first product is The Sweat Stick, a mineral powder foundation or translucent powder that is to be worn specifically during activity.  Sweat wont' clog pores, run into your eyes or drip down your face.  The foundation is 80 minute water resistant and the translucent is 40 minute water resistant….so ideal for hot Arizona weather!  The best part, the Sweat Stick is hypoallergenic, free of oils & parabens, and sunscreen protected; not to mention easy to carry!  It's a lifesaver!

For more information visit:

Sweat Cosmetics Trunk Show at BODI gym 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 8:30am-10:30am
7034 E 5th Ave. Scottsdale
FREE to attend trunk show

Phoenix DogFest Walk 'n Roll is this Saturday! Community walk will benefit Canine Companions for Independence

Phoenix DogFest Walk 'n Roll will include a scenic, 1/4 mile dog walk followed by a celebration with live music, vendors, assistance dog demonstrations, bounce house, carnival games, FUNgility (dog agility) and activities for the whole family and their dogs.

Imagine not being able to pick up a pencil that dropped, open a door, or turn off a light switch. These are the challenges that people with disabilities face every day. Now, put a Canine Companions assistance dog in the picture and everything changes. These highly trained dogs help children, adults and veterans live more independently, creating new opportunities and new possibilities.  All proceeds will benefit Canine Companions for Independence, the non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities completely free of charge, though costs exceed $45,000 to breed, raise, train, and provide ongoing support.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
9 a.m.          Walk registration and vendor and festival booths
10 a.m.        Opening ceremony
10:30 a.m.    Walk
11 a.m.         Assistance dog demo
11:30 a.m.    Closing remarks

Scottsdale Civic Center
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85281

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Ride for World Health

17 cyclists are riding from California to Washington DC, Arizona being their first major stop, to raise awareness and money for an international Phoenix nonprofit called Esperanca (pronounced Esperanza) that sends medical supplies and builds homes in countries of need. One of the riders is from Tempe. They provide goods and services to the following countries: Bolivia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru and the United States. 

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