Friday, April 8

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Life-Saving Tour Rolls Into Phoenix With Adoptable Pets

HALO Animal Rescue joins North Shore Animal League America's 2016 Tour For Life the world's largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event, sponsored by Purina®. Highlighted by adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, in partnership with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the event will also offer $20 adoption specials on select pets, food venders, $25 microchipping specials and Purina® giveaways.

From the beginning of March to the end of May, Tour For Life will travel throughout the United States from North to South and East to West in four "shelters on wheels" Mobile Pet Adoption Units helping shelter and rescue groups in 53 cities and towns in 32 states to generate more awareness of their organizations and find homes for the adorable, adoptable animals in their care.  

When:           Friday, April 8th from 11 am - 7 pm & Saturday, April 9th from 11 am - 5 pm
Who:             Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens
Where:         HALO Animal Rescue
                     2500 S 27th Ave
                     Phoenix, AZ 85009

For more information, visit

Make a Splash

Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Missy Franklin and the Make a Splash tour is making a positive impact, and trying to teach kids the importance of learning to swim. According to Make a Splash, the formal swimming lessons they offer has proven to reduce the risk of drowning among kids. 

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children in the United States, with mortality rates surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities in recent years. Even more startling, approximately 10 people drown every day in the U.S but change is in the water.
Since 2007, USA Swimming Foundation's "Make a Splash" initiative has given more than 3 million children the lifesaving gift of free or low-cost swim lessons. Through the dedication of USA Swimming Foundation's 700 local partners and Phillips 66, Make a Splash works to reduce childhood drowning by visiting cities across America spreading the empowering message of learn-to-swim, primarily in underserved and inner-city populations. 
Missy Franklin, a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and world record holder is one of the spokespersons for the campaign. Although her mother was afraid of the water, Missy was enrolled in swim lessons at a young age and it changed her life. Missy knows from first-hand experience the value of learning to swim and how it saves lives.
Why Support Make a Splash?
Childhood drowning is preventable and is a risk to children of all ethnic backgrounds:

  •    Swimming lessons can reduce the likelihood of accidental childhood drowning by 88%
  •    70% of African American children cannot swim
  •    60% of Latino children cannot swim
  •    40% of Caucasian children cannot swim 

The formal swimming lessons offered through the Make a Splash tour has proven to reduce the risk of drowning among kids. 
Please visit, to learn how to become involved and donate to this life-saving mission. 

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Bobby Stubbs

Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson
13850 North Cave Creek Road 
Phoenix AZ 85022
Phone: (602) 971-3400

Front Porch Pickins

A football stadium jam-packed with nearly 400 vendors, an abundance of shopping, eating and entertainment options Front Porch Pickins is coming to Glendale.

The state's largest and most eclectic vendor showcase is set for Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, 2016, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. Fans and past attendees of Front Porch Pickins events know that they offer prime opportunities for outfitting one's home, uncovering rare and unique vintage items and finding the perfect gift for the person who has just about everything. 

"From mid-century modern pieces to pop-culture relics and one-of-a-kind jewelry, art and furniture, it all can be found here, especially now that we have a venue big enough to hold all of our interested vendors," said Desiree Byrne, one of the three founders of Front Porch Pickins. "The massive growth of the event over the last few installments is a strong indication of the fact that folks are starting to seek out rare and special shopping opportunities, as opposed to those they get to experience every day."

For more information about April's Front Porch Pickins Vintage Market in Glendale, visit or stay connected socially by following them on Facebook and Twitter. 
University of Phoenix Stadium is located at 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. 

Front Porch Pickins 

Event Info:
April 8th and 9th 
University of Phoenix Stadium 

Yaya Food Truck

The Valley's first Paleo food truck debuting their Paleo tortillas.
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Devy Walker- Downtown Cowgirl

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Face Boutique
10341 N Scottsdale Road
Hours Tues-Fri., 10-5:30
Saturday 9:30-4:00

Celebrity Fight Night 

Join 7-time Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood along with Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, David Foster, The Tenors, Sinbad and many more along with event emcee Reba McEntire, as they celebrate Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix & Spa at 5:00 pm.

 Recognized as one of the nation's elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-studded evening presented in honor of featured guest, Muhammad Ali. Celebrating its 22nd year, the Celebrity Fight Night Gala will be emcee'd by Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire, who will return as the evening's emcee for the eleventh year. 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster, will serve as Musical Director for his 17th year.

As always celebrities and professional athletes from all over the country will unite for the action-packed evening filled with incredible live auction items including musical performances by many of today's hottest stars and many surprises throughout the evening. Special honorees for the evening include Carrie Underwood, Carson Palmer, Dr. Francis Yeoh, Yank Barry, and the Argyros Family.

Most importantly, Celebrity Fight Night 2016 will benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as numerous other charities.
 "This power-packed night of excitement not only leaves our audience with unforgettable memories each year, but throughout Celebrity Fight Night's 22-year history we have raised more than $118 million and benefitted the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and other charities thanks to the tremendous generosity of our supporters," said Jimmy Walker, founder of Celebrity Fight Night. "Once again we look forward to Celebrity Fight Night winning the fight for charities." 

During the event YAR audio will join forces with Celebrity Fight Night to auction their one of a kind sound systems. The highest bidder will win a YAR audio system, signed by Andrea Bocelli and a trip to Turin to spend two days with the YAR team, who will completely personalize their audio system.

Some recent entertainers and celebrities have included Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Bon Jovi, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Randy Jackson, Sharon Stone, Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, Diana Ross, John Mellencamp, Lionel Richie, Chris Tucker, Forest Whitaker, Larry King, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicklaus to name a few. 

Individual tickets for Celebrity Fight Night start at $1,500 - $5,000.  To purchase tickets or get more information please visit or call (602) 956-1121.