Thursday, Sept. 1

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Heels for Healing and Diva Dash donations needed 

Florence Crittenton's Heels for Healing and Diva Dash event is coming up on September 24th at Flo's on 7th. The event will feature breakfast pastries, coffee, obstacle course races in high heels and designer shoes and handbags at discounted prices all for a great cause! Right now, the charity is in desperate need of donations of high-end shoes & handbags to fill Flo's on 7th for the event. We talk with Dr. Kellie Warren, CEO of Florence Crittenton about what items they are looking for, what criteria is needed, and how much they pride themselves with exceptional products through their vetting process for this event. Florence Crittenton's upscale resale store, Flo's on 7th helps support the essential programs Florence Crittenton runs for girls & young women throughout the valley. For more information on Heels for Heeling or how to register for the Diva Dash, visit: www.floson7th.com/Floson7thevents.html.   

Flo's on 7th 
4116 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85013
Phone: (602) 254-7861

3TV'S Childhood Hunger Initiative 
 
We are kicking off our 3TV Childhood Hunger Initiative this morning, and we're asking the community to pitch in and help. Our campaign runs through the month of September, as 3TV partners with Bashas', Safeway, Food City and Albertsons grocery stores to benefit seven organizations that meet the needs of our Valley's food insecure children. They do this by contributing to weekend backpack programs, where kids are discretely given a backpack of food at school so they don't go hungry over the weekend, to working with the families directly to meet their needs.

Dates & Locations:
Saturday 9/3-Albertsons at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 8505
Location:
8-9 am
9-10 am

Saturday 9/10  Food City Store, 725 W. Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 (SE Corner of Baseline Rd and Hardy Dr.)
Location:
8-9 am
9-10 am

Saturday 9/17-Safeway, 14696 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, 85260 (FLW and Thompson Peak Pkwy)
Location:
8-9 am
9-10 am

Wednesday 9/21- Bashas’ Store, 4940 S. Gilbert Rd, Chandler 85249 (NW corner of Gilbert Road and Chandler Heights)
Location:
8-9 am
9-10 am


Rebuilding the Buffalo Chip

The Buffalo Chip is being rebuilt on an aggressive schedule, after a fire ravaged through the iconic restaurant. It is easily the most talked about construction project in the northern foothills, with a planned grand opening in mid-October. But, right now, the iconic Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is rallying residents and visitors to join a first of-a-kind campaign, called Relics of the Past, which is focused on rebuilding the heart of the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse. According to owner Larry Wendt, the Buffalo Chip, which currently is under reconstruction, plans to adorn a large wall inside of the new venue with western items, relics, photos and artifacts 8X10 and larger. Western aficionados can make a donation to "purchase" a space/place on the wall, which will become part of Buffalo Chip history. The western-filled wall, covered in love and memories, will bring good luck to the structure that will support the mighty Buffalo Chip as it emerges in fall 2016

The collection of items and space sign-ups will take place on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 and Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Chip from 11 AM to 4 PM. The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is located at 6823 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Ariz., 85331.

Website: http://www.buffalochipsaloon.com/
Phone: (480) 488-9118

Wine & BBQ

Sauvion Rosé ($11)

- Rosé wine is now being enjoyed all year long, not just for summer
- Sauvion produces quality and affordable wines from the Loire Valley in France
- This is a balanced rosé with refreshing acidity, pairs well with a heavy BBQ chicken dish 
- Food Pairing: Chicken dish

 Villa Pozzi Nero D'Avola ($10)

- Villa Pozzi has produced hand-harvested Sicilian wine for generations.
- Nero D'Avola is a popular indigenous red wine grape from Sicily.
- Fresh and balanced wine with bright cherry flavors that stand up to flavorful grilled BBQ meats
- Food Pairing: spare ribs or brisket 

The Calling Pinot Noir ($37)

- Premium handcrafted Sonoma wine brand
-  Joint Collaboration between sportscaster Jim Nantz and wine veteran Peter Deutsch
-  High-quality Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
-  Rich flavors of black cherry and vanilla that complement decadent BBQ foods like a Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Food Pairing: Pulled Pork Sandwich 

For more ideas and information, please visit www.WineFix.com

Citizen Public House 
http://www.citizenpublichouse.com/
Address: 7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 398-4208

The Gladly
http://www.thegladly.com/
Address: 2201 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 759-8132


We get Zombie training for National Preparedness Month

 September is National Preparedness Month. The City of Phoenix is taking this opportunity to tell residents what to do to stay alive in a natural disaster, terrorist attack, and even a zombie apocalypse! Zombies will be handing out survival cards on Friday night at First Friday’s downtown. The city will also have some big digital billboards going live on Thursday from the Suns arena and on Chase Field.

5 ways to be resilient

  • Have emergency supplies ready
  • Plan with neighbors, share resources
  • Create and test family emergency plan
  • Take a training class
  • Safeguard important documents

For more information of National Preparedness Month, visit these websites:
https://www.phoenix.gov/ready
https://www.ready.gov/september

Reggie Vinson

Reggie Vinson will be performing this Saturday, Sept. 3rd at Prankster Too in Scottsdale.

For more information visit these websites:
https://www.facebook.com/PrankstersToo
http://prankstersgarandbrill.com/

7919 E Thomas Rd, 
Ste 101Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 990-1114.

Brad Williams @ the Tempe Improv

Brad Williams has become one of the funniest, most in demand comedians working today. A California native, Brad started doing stand-up at age 19 and has been touring ever since. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell's Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. In addition to stand-up, Brad has become a dynamic on-air personality as well. His podcast "About Last Night" is a mainstay on the iTunes Charts. He is a regular on KROQ's Kevin and Bean Show in Los Angeles as well as the Adam Carolla podcast. Brad's show is high energy. Robin Williams called him "Prozac with a head.

Brad Williams will be performing at the Tempe Improv tonight, Sept 1st thru Sunday, Sept 4th. For more information on show times and tickets visit the Tempe Improv
Website: http://tempeimprov.com/event.cfm?id=289092

Brad William's Website: http://bradwilliamscomedy.com/

930 E University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-921-9877

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
Contact Dave at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit www.gardenguy.com