Monday, October 10

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Learn to cook at LDV Wine Gallery

Join Scottsdale's new LDV Wine Gallery this Saturday, Oct 15th for their "Holiday Little Bites for Big Appetites" cooking demo. Participants will cook, drink wine, eat and be merry.  

Hours: Wed. 12pm - 7pm, Thu. 12pm - 8pm, Fri.-Sat. 12pm - 8pm, Sun. 1pm to 5pm
Mon - Tue: Closed - Reserved for special events.
Closed - Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

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LDV Wine Gallery
6951 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251  
Cross Streets: Goldwater & 1st Street 

Motivational Monday: Zumba class with 97-year-old

For this Motivational Monday, we try to keep up with 97-year-old fitness enthusiast Muriel Littman. We join her for her weekly Zumba class at Copperwynd Resort in Fountain Hills, and learn her secret to holding a plank. 

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Copperwynd Resort in Ft. Hills 
13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive 
Scottsdale, Arizona 85268 
Cross Streets: Shea & Palisades

Savers/ DIY Costumes

You don't need to spend a fortune to have a memorable Halloween! From new Halloween accessories starting at just a few dollars to licensed movie characters, authentic uniforms and wedding dresses we truly have it all.

Savers gives shoppers the most cost-effective and creative options under one roof with the widest selection of affordable new and gently used costumes, accessories and seasonal home décor.

Customers can pull pieces from our endless aisles of secondhand clothing to build costumes from scratch, or choose costumes, wigs and accessories from our selection of new seasonal merchandise. Mixing new with used pieces is an easy way to stay under budget and make sure your costume is one-of-a-kind.

To help shoppers create the perfect costume, we have specially trained Costume Consultants standing by to get the creative juices flowing. Whether building unique looks from scratch, or adding the perfect finishing touch to brand new costumes, our team is completely focused on helping people find exactly what they need.

We also offer a wide variety of creative costume ideas, makeup tutorial videos and DIY inspiration for Halloween home décor on our website and on our social channels (Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

We're seeing that the hottest costume trends this year are coming directly from pop culture like characters from movies and TV shows, celebrities, politics, or they're inspired by the "classics" like pirates, witches, vampires and zombies.

Pop culture costume ideas: Superheroes or anti-heroes like Captain America and Deadpool, Pokémon GO, 2016 election Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Suicide Squad, Star Wars, 2016 Olympians, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Ghostbuster, Finding Dory and Frozen.
Seven stores in the greater Phoenix area:
2625 W. Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 242-4288

N. Phoenix
3517 W Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 938-1616

7759 West Bell Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 878-2175

10720 W Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 872-9436

15020 North Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 991-0265

1106 N Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 899-7776

2110 S Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 396-1713

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Tis the season to plant that winter grass

Tis the season to plant that winter grass. But, where do you even start? First, Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot says, you have Rye grass to choose from, as all the winter grass is Rye grass seed. There are options that include, "Premium," which will make your lawn look like a golf course. That's just how lush It'll look. Why do we overseed year after year? Deb says, it's not essential, but with the Bermuda grass dying off in the colder months, most people want a beautiful lawn to go with their beautiful flowers. She advises we thatch the grass, which means you cut it down very low. She says we also need to turn the water off for 2 weeks before starting the process. It's also a good idea to space your seeds, and add fertilize topper. The birds will get to it, but the topper will help keep it saturated until it begins to grow. The new grass will begin to grow within days.  

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How to train for a 5K to a marathon 

From beginner to 5K, how to start training for all those fun runs around the Valley, such as the P.F Chang Rock N Roll Marathon which is coming up in January. 

Run a 5K in 6 Weeks:
Why try it: Running can kick-start a healthier lifestyle or help you bust through a workout plateau. "Putting a 5K race on your calendar is the perfect motivational tool. In little more than a month you'll see significant changes in your fitness level," says Newton Running Ambassador Jeff Devlin, the founder of Devlin Coaching in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, who created this 5K plan.

What to expect: The plan, which will transform you from a walker into a runner in just six weeks, includes three days of running, two days of cross-training or walking, and two days of rest.

Run a 10K in 8 Weeks:
Why try it: "The 10K can transform you into a true distance runner who has the confidence to take on even greater challenges," says Brooks-sponsored athlete Melody Fairchild, a running coach in Boulder, Colorado.

What to expect: This eight-week plan is designed for runners who regularly log about 15 miles a week at least 30 minutes at a time. Adding longer runs, hills, and intervals boosts endurance, strength, and speed.

Run a Half-Marathon in 12 Weeks
Why try it: Women voted the half-marathon their favorite of all race distances, according to a 2013 survey by Running USA. The appeal? "A half is more manageable than a full marathon, so it's less intimidating," says John Honerkamp, a coach for New York Road Runners. (But it still has the word marathon!)

What to expect: You'll hit the pavement four days a week, but this plan, designed for runners who already log about 10 to 15 miles a week, alternates between harder and easier weekly workouts so your body can adjust to the increasing mileage. "Focus on your effort rather than your time," Honerkamp says.
By Jenna Autuori-Dedic

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