Wednesday, August 24

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Job Fair at Amazing Jake's

Amazing Jake's is looking for outgoing individuals to work in a family friendly environment at their Mesa location (1830 E Baseline Rd) on Wednesday, August 24th from 12 pm to 8 pm.

Amazing Jake's is hiring for all positions and there will be on-site interviews. Please bring a completed application to the interview.
Applications will also be available on site. Must be at least 16 years old to apply.

For more information visit:

Amazing Jakes's
1830 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 926-7499

Inspiración Flamenca is back a part of the Live & Local at Scottsdale Center for the Arts on Aug. 26, 2016 at 8pm.

Flamenco has live music and colorful, vibrant costumes and great visual appeal. Phoenix Magazine listed us in the Top 10 this month and last year we sold out the show!  Inspiración Flamenca includes 13 musicians and dancers with international performance experience, all based here in the Valley. 

The company returns to Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts on August 26th at 8pm as the closing act of 2016's Live & Local series. Now in its third year, Live & Local was significant move for SCPA, opening opportunity to local artists.

The series focuses on music, which opened the door to flamenco. "Live music is integral to what we do," says Julia Chacon, director of Inspiración Flamenca. "The energy is impossible to achieve with recorded music." Three guitarists, two vocalists, piano, flute,
percussion, and five dancers will be in the show on August 26th.

Chacon toured as a soloist with international dance companies based in New York, Madrid, and Santa Fe for ten years. She lived and danced in Madrid and Seville, Spain as well as Santa Fe and Boston before returning to her hometown of Phoenix.
Flamenco is the vibrant music and dance of southern Spain. Its expressive grace, power and passion communicated through percussive beats, sensual movement and driving guitar has influenced music worldwide.

What: Inspiración Flamenca; Flamenco Dance Company
When: August 26, 2016 8 p.m. (Happy Hour starts at 6:30)
Where: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts (7380 E Second St. Scottsdale, AZ)
Tickets: $12-$15

For more information on Inspiración Flamenca and Julia Chacon visit:

The Wildlife World Zoo: Alpaca

Alpaca Facts:

  • Native to South America
  • Resembles a llama but considerably smaller
  • Is bred for their fiber and meat.
  • Weighs 100-180lbs
  • Has been domesticated for 1000's of years
  • Related to camels and llamas but too small to be used as pack animals 
  • Lives in herds made up of an alpha male, females and their young. 
  • Alpaca make a high pitch shrieking sound when then are endangered 
  • New borns can stand 30-90 min after birth

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  

Energy Snacks

Sphinx Date Co has some healthy, filling and fun snack ideas sure to make your kids are energized and ready to learn! Check these out:

  • PB&J Date Bars (no bake)
  • No Bake Coconut Date Balls (no bake)
  • Chocolate Nut Energy Bars (no bake)
  • 3 Ingredient Energy Bars (no bake)
  • Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars (baked)
  • Date Granola Bars (baked)


    1¾ cup pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes, then drained)
    ½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries (or naturally sweetened if you can't find unsweetened)
    ¼ cup natural peanut butter
    ¼ cup whole blanched peanuts
    ½ cup regular or gluten free quick oats


Soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes, and drain. Place dates, dried cranberries, peanuts, peanut butter, and oats in a food processor and blend until combined well. Scoop mixture into a square baking pan, and firmly press down to make an even layer. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set, and then cut into 8 rectangle bars. Store in the freezer or fridge.

makes about 2 dozen

    2 cups almonds, raw
    1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
    2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted
    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the almonds and coconut until crumbly. Add in the dates, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt and process again until a sticky, uniform batter is formed. Scoop into tablespoons and roll between into balls. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place in the freezer to set for at least an hour before serving. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for an even longer shelf life.

Sphinx Date Co. Palm & Pantry
3039 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-2261

The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen/ Cooking with Beer

5-course Chef's Dinner at The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen (Central Kitchen) and Huss Brewing Company are hosting an exclusive one-night only craft beer inspired tasting. The five-course dinner featuring craft food will be expertly paired with Huss and Phoenix Ale brews. Central Kitchen Head Chef Don Fawcett will be preparing the tasting.

WHEN:    Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen located at 5813 N. 7th St. in Phoenix.
RSVP: The cost is $45 per person. To reserve a seat, call 602-313-8713 or visit Central Kitchen. Limited seating is available.

The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
5813 N. 7th St., #140
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 11 a.m-11 p.m.

School Supply Drive Benefiting Madison School District at The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen

The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen (Central Kitchen), Central Phoenix's newest gastropub, and Huss Brewing Co. (Huss) are partnering for a back-to-school drive benefiting the Madison School District from July 25 to Aug. 25.

Central Kitchen is offering happy hour pricing any time of day on all Huss and Phoenix Ale Brewery beers with the donation of any two qualifying, new school supplies. The Madison School District is seeking the following items:

  •     Copy paper
  •     Pocket folders (pack of 3)
  •     Tissue boxes
  •     Clorox Wipes
  •     Hand sanitizer
  •     Headphones (used by K-2 students on the computers)
  •     Glue sticks
  •     Bottle of Elmer's Glue
  •     Package of construction paper
  •     Box of crayons
  •     Box of colored pencils
  •     Package of dry erase markers

Central Kitchen has a donation box inside its restaurant for dropping-off much-needed school supplies. Guests are to notify their server about their donation to redeem the offer at the time of the visit.

The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
5813 N. 7th St., #140
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Sun Thurs: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 11 a.m-11 p.m.

College Finances

Keep the cost of college down by doing a work study, choosing a community college, living at home, so you do not have to take out a loan.  The best economic decision you can make as a parent/student.  The only thing employers focus on is where you graduated from and many students are much more likely to get into competitive schools after spending two years at a community college.  Never mind the after tax savings advantage!!
Establish a budget and stick to it.  Encourage your children to work.  As a college professor I found the best students were the ones who worked.  They maximized and valued their time and mine.  
Check your bank account often to make sure there are not any extraneous charges
If you are a parent, do not just hand over the credit card or co-sign unless your student is fiscally responsible.  Teach them the importance of good credit, so they make smarter choices for future purchases such as a car or even getting approved for an apartment.  Make raising their credit score a competition as we did in our family.  Yay!  I hit 700.
If you have debt pay off the high interest first
Start investing no matter how little (you can open a brokerage account with little to no money) you also have a time advantage due to compounding interest
A new car may also be tempting, but instead of buying a new fun Ford Focus, buy stock in Ford.  A new Apple computer?  Apple stock instead.  Nike shoes or Nike shares? 
Open a brokerage account
Remember to diversify your investments and buy what you know, just being on campus is research enough so start to look at the brands everyone seems to be wearing, using, etc.

Arizona Bank & Trust
Camelback Banking Center 
2036 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Link to Arizona Bank & Trust's Women's Financial Forum

Dbacks Alum Game

This year's Alumni Game, presented by Sanderson Ford, will be held BEFORE the regular season 5:10 p.m. game on Saturday, August 27. Gates will open around 2:00 p.m. and the Alumni Game will start at 2:30 p.m. with open seating. The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a D-backs Pullover, courtesy of Sanderson Ford.

Alumni Players Scheduled to Appear: Joel Adamson, Jay Bell, Willie Bloomquist, Scott Brow, Alex Cintron, Bryan Corey, Elmer Dessens, Erubiel Durazo, Damion Easley, Mike Fetters, Steve Finley, Luis Gonzalez, Andrew Good, Mike Gosling, Mark Grace, Scott Hairston, Felix Jose, Mark Little, Albie Lopez, Rodrigo Lopez, Augie Ojeda, Eddie Oropesa, Russ Ortiz, Bret Prinz, J.J. Putz, Stephen Randolph, Cody Ransom, Reggie Sanders, Joe Saunders, Chris Snyder, Andy Stankiewicz, Kelly Stinnett, Greg Swindell, Brandon Webb, Matt Williams, Ernie Young. Subject to change.

For more information on tickets visit:

National Waffle Day: Crave Waffles Sandwich Creations

It's National Waffle Day! The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.  In honor of this anniversary, National Waffle Day is observed each year on August 24th. Crave is celebrating by offering $8 All You Can Eat Waffle stacks and $5 Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's. Crave's motto is "everything is better on a waffle." They make waffles, the usual way and the "new way" stuffed with pulled pork and coleslaw or turkey and Havarti cheese, make eating a sandwich a whole new experience. Sandwiches made with waffles instead of bread are nothing new. But they've recently gained traction, showing up on menus nationwide and with a handful of restaurants devoted to them. 

For more information visit:

Crave Waffles Sandwich Creations---at Westgate across from the movie theatre
9380 W Westgate Blvd, Suite D-103, Glendale, AZ 85305
Tel.: 623-772-0622
Cross Streets: 93rd Ave & Glendale

Phoenix Magazine: Underground Arizona

Experience Room at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort: This newly constructed bar harkens back to yesteryear with retro décor, vintage cocktails and "History Happy Hours." 11111 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 602-870-2720,

Ostrich Room at San Marcos Inn: Once a storage facility for A.J. Chandler's collection of ostrich feathers, this basement room was recently converted into a craft cocktail bar. Events held beneath its industrial-piped ceiling include PHOENIX magazine's Summer Cocktail Camp series. 10 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler, 480-917-4903,

Mystery Room at Arizona Biltmore: You need to know the weekly password (available on the Biltmore's Twitter page, @arizonabiltmore) to get into this room's Sunday night soirees. Bonus appeal: This room was a real speakeasy during Prohibition. 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 602-955-6600,

Hana Japanese Eatery Phoenix
Chef/owner Lori Hashimoto revels in saving her best dishes for in-the-know regulars. Off-menu classics include the shabu shabu hot pot orgy, and a luscious, hard-to-source white fish called walu done tataki (seared) style. 5524 N. Seventh Ave., 602-973-1238,

Curious Nature Phoenix: Ted Nugent and Marilyn Manson could totally bond at this place. The taxidermy-focused store features all the mounted buffalo heads the Nuge could ever want, and enough weird things floating in jars and bizarre bones (articulated camel toe, anyone?) for Marilyn Manson's next dozen music videos. Occult books, cockroach paperweights, exotic terrariums and handmade beard oils and "whisker wax" help round out the odd inventory. 5032 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-314-4346,

Hidden room at The Bees Knees: Known as "The Back Office," this secret room within The Camby Hotel's dark-wood-paneled lounge is "hidden behind a door within a door," and available for private gatherings. 

Mixologist (Mr. Miguel) creating cocktails using spirits infused with honey from the bar's own honeycomb. 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-468-0700, 

For more information on the Underground Arizona visit