Wednesday, August 17

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National Thrift Shop Day

August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day and Goodwill of Central Arizona is celebrating by showing some incredible finds from their Valley stores.  

For instance, here are a few incredible finds from the stores this week:
An 1800 Germany Violin - (You can find similar models retail at $800 and above) and it was priced at $399.99. 

A Ralph Lauren dress with the original $798 tag on it, Goodwill had it for $99.99.  

A Beautiful Handcrafted, vintage glass vase from L.E. Smith for $59.99 that would normally retail at $85.00.  

For more information and store locations visit:

Local Love: Zenned Out

A local and popular jewelry company that makes all of its jewelry by hand...Zenned Out is a Tempe-based artisan and handcrafted jewelry company that was launched by Valley entrepreneur and creative spirit, Cassie Uhl, to help make a difference in people's lives...and she is succeeding, creating inspirational jewelry that is empowering women throughout the U.S. with her unique handcrafted designs that feature profound quotes and mantras such as "follow your arrow," "a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor," and "be a voice not an echo," that are a tangible and stylish reminder for women to love life and be the best version of themselves. 

Zenned Out
4625 S Ash Ave #19, 
Tempe, AZ 85282  
Phone number: (480) 755-2151 

Zenend Out's Boutique hours: Open to the public Wednesday and Thursday 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays 11-5 p.m. 

Website: To shop online, please visit: 
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Schnepf Farm Reopens

This is the Grand Re-Opening of THE FARMHOUSE after a devasting fire 7 months ago. We are also opening our new MEADOW at SCHNEPF FARMS, set in our forest, and THE BIG RED BARN. All 3 venues will be open for touring next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8:30pm.

We will have Schnepf Farms Catering available, Flowers by Cathy, our fabulous dj services, and McCall's Chalk Art and more. PLEASE RSVP on this event page. We look forward to seeing you here!

Open House of 3 new venues at Schnepf Farms
Wednesday, August 17 at 6 PM - 8:30 PM
22601 E Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142-9556,

For more information on Schnepf Farms Visit:
Phone: (480) 987-3100

Table Tennis & More

Table Tennis & More (TT&M) was founded by Len Winkler back in 1996. It was a full time club, and then moved to a garage. Len moved to Hawaii and started TT&M out there. Now, Len's son, Matt Winkler has opened his own full time club, dedicated to building a competitive group of players, kids and adults. The club is a 7 day a week club, with plenty of open play, group training, private lessons, leagues, and tournaments. TT&M sells all professional equipment, such as Butterfly, Xiom, Donic, 729 & more.   

Individual private lessons are available for $40.00 an hour at the Table Tennis & More Facility for members, $47.00 for non-members. (For 1 student; add $10.00 hour for each extra player. Example: 3 players split an hour is $60.00 total). Matt can also conduct clinics at your facility or business. If you are a recreational player and want to know how you rate as a table tennis player, Matt offers a special 30 minute evaluation and rating session for $30.00.

For more information visit:

4114 N. 10th Place 
Indian School & 10th Street

The Wildlife World Zoo/ Black Footed Penguin

Black Footed Penguin Facts:
Is a medium sized endangered species found off the coast of South Africa Oil spills and overfishing of their food are the main reason they are now endangered These penguins are monogamous, the penguin pair stays together usually for many years and often move back to their old nesting sites too.

They are 2 ft. Tall and can swim up to 30 miles a day in search of food They secrete oil to make themselves water proof their layer of blubber and dense feathers keep them warm Can live up to 20 years Their main predators are feral cats, mongoose and genets, rarely even leopards. Marine animals preying on these flightless birds are Cape fur seals, and occasionally sharks and whales further at sea Both male and female incubate the egg and rear the young Each penguin has a black stripe with black spots on their chest. These spots are just like fingerprints with no two patterns being the same.

The unique black and white combination offers a natural camouflage to the land as well as underwater predators

The penguin feeding is at 10am & 4pm for visitors to watch.

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

Debbie Hernandez with Home Depot

Learn to build a hanging pot rack. Join our workshop and learn to use a circular saw, drill, clamp and other carpenter tools to cut and craft a sturdy wooden pot rack that hangs from ceiling-mounted hooks.

Do it Herself workshops are held every third Thursday of the month at every Home Depot in Arizona.

The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. For more information and to register, contact your local Home Depot store.

For more information visit:

Civil Youth

The Evolution Tour presents Civil Youth in Phoenix, AZ
They will be performing at the Rebel Lounge tonight.
For more information visit on tickets and show time visit:

The Rebel Lounge
2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

For more information on Civil Youth visit:

American Islamic Forum for Democracy