Thursday, September 8

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Senior Selfie Party to end Alzheimer’s  

SYNERGY HomeCare is raising money for Alzheimer's disease one Senior Selfie at a time. Throughout the month of September, the in-home care franchise organization with offices across the country, is asking anyone 65 and up to turn the camera on themselves and say cheese. In return, SYNERGY HomeCare will donate $5 for every Senior Selfie posted to the company's Facebook page: Since this is the first year for the program, SHC is hoping to see 500 smiling seniors on its social media site. The effort is part of the company's goal to donate $50,000 to the Alzheimer's Association this year. Add the hashtag #EndAlz

Selfies must be of a senior (age 65 and up).

#BlankCanvas event @ The MOXY Tempe 

September 9th from 5- 8 p.m. 
Guests can enjoy during a buzzing social scene full of fun, bumping music and a display of bold graffiti and street art. They can interact with local artists through a walkabout in a few of MOXY's 186 industrial chic rooms, as well as enjoy light bites, tasty cocktails and local brews while mingling with new friends.

Viewers can RSVP and receive complimentary signature cocktail at 

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MOXY Phoenix Tempe
1333 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Cross Streets: Rural Rd. & Apache Blvd.

David Hernandez

David Hernandez is a Phoenix native and was the twelfth place finalist of FOX's seventh season of American Idol. He just recently came out: He will be performing in town September 7 -12th. From Out Magazine: "Hernandez wants to use the song to reach out to people of all groups and remind them they're beautiful just the way that they are and that there's no reason to feel ashamed. If you're missing a leg, you're still beautiful. If you're overweight, you're still beautiful. If you are 75 years old, you're still beautiful," Hernandez says. "That's why I wanted to share my own story as a gay man."

Article on Out Magazine: 

Official Website: 

Shows: Upcoming shows in Arizona: (Friday Sept 9 - Jerseys Tavern in Chandler 9pm to 1am 
Jersey's Tavern & Grill
5945 W Ray Rd Ste 13, Chandler, AZ 85226 
(480) 705-9700

Sunday Sept 11 - Casino Arizona 8pm to midnight 

Fall Fashion 

Scottsdale Quarter
15279 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Popcorn Meals

Spiced Popcorn
6 cups popcorn or 1 bag
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt to taste

Brown Sugar Popcorn Lollipops
6 cups popcorn
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 cup marshmallow
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon melted butter
Cinnamon/sugar mix (2 teaspoon sugar/1 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
1.    Combine sugar, honey, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
2.    Cook until sugar forms thick, "ropy" threads that drip from the spoon.
3.    Add butter and stir to mix. Slowly pour mixture over popcorn (remove any unpopped kernels), tossing to mix.
4.    When popcorn has cooled slightly, spray hands with cooking spray and shape into small balls.
5.    Insert pretzel stick to create a lollipop.
6.    Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture and wrap in plastic wrap or store in Ziploc bags.

Cornfetti Popcorn Balls
12 cups popcorn
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sprinkles
1. Place popcorn in a large bowl, remove any unpopped kernels
2. In large saucepan, combine corn syrup, butter, confectioner sugar, marshmallows and water. Heat over low heat, stirring until mixture is blended; add vanilla
3. Pour mixture over popcorn. Let cool 2 minutes
4. Place sprinkles on plate. Shape popcorn into small balls and roll in sprinkles.
Buttery Maple Bacon Popcorn Bites
10 cups popcorn
1/2 cup bacon, chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1/4 cup hickory smoked salt
1. Place popcorn and bacon in large bowl. 
2. Mix sugar, syrup, and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until very thick. Stir in butter.
3. Pour hot sugar mixture over popcorn, tossing quickly to evenly coat. Wet hands with water (or lightly spray with cooking spray); form popcorn mixture into balls. 
4. Sprinkle with flavored salt. 
5. Store bites in an airtight container.

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle
16000 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

Grandparents Day Sept. 11th and the Power of Conversation with Family

Studies have shown that Happiness in the brain is 50% genetic, 40% mindset or outlook on life and 10% is overall general life circumstance.

In these studies of happiness, one of the easiest ways to fulfill part of that 40% of outlook on life is having meaningful conversations with people like your grandparents.

Sunday is Grandparent’s Day so take the time to connect with them, if you still have them around.  A great way to not only learn about them but also a great way to feel gratitude and happiness.

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"Total Bellas"

"Total Bellas" - Wednesday, October 5 at 8pm ET/PT "Total Bellas," spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series "Total Divas," gives viewers exclusive access into the lives of The Bella Twins and their significant others, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, as the WWE Superstars move in together and enter a new chapter of their lives, both professionally and personally. The series kicks-off with Nikki and John being sidelined by injuries and Daniel's recent retirement from the ring. This docu-series will follow the odd-couple relationships of these eccentric WWE Superstars as Brie does her best to nurse, not only Nikki, but John and Daniel back to health. With Nikki's recent neck surgery, Brie's retirement at WrestleMania(r), Daniel's untimely retirement from WWE, and John's rising profile in Hollywood, fans will get an exclusive beyond-the-ropes glimpse into how these dynamic individuals juggle their reality and prepare for their uncertain futures.

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Tempe Marketplace is set to "Rock it Up" as concert series gets back into full swing this September.

7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8
Veteran L.A. rock quintet Buckcherry doesn't play by the rules, and they certainly don't intend to start anytime soon. Merging punk, gritty attitude and honest storytelling with razor sharp hooks, Buckcherry remains rebellious in every way. Their ground-breaking record "15" was released to critical acclaim in April 2006 and included the breakout rock anthems "Sorry" and "Crazy Bitch," which was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Buckcherry has released seven studio records, of which 15 sold over 1 million copies worldwide. The band recently announced their headlining North American Tour. 

The Shelters
7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16
Playing a mix of fuzzed-out garage and swaggering glam rock with a tinge of melodic blues, The Shelters is an American rock and roll quartet featuring guitarists Chase Simpson and Josh Jove, drummer Sebastian Harris and Jacob Pilot on bass. Co-produced by award-winning musician Tom Petty, The Shelters released their first self-titled album, featuring the hit single "Rebel Heart." The band has toured recently with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., The Kooks, The Wild Feathers, BRONCHO, Atlas Genius, and U.K. glam-rock heroes The Struts. The band is currently touring the U.S. 

Tempe Marketplace District Stage 
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
(SW corner of Loops 101 & 202), Tempe

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"Protectors of the A" Book

Jason and Taylor Ake met and fell in love at ASU. They both share a passion for all things ASU and the university's rich history! Their love for ASU runs so deep, they wanted to share it with their two young daughters so they wrote a children's book called "Protectors of the A." It takes kids through a long-standing tradition of protecting "A" Mountain from some of the school's most fierce rivals. 

To purchase this book visit: