Monday, October 17

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Paul's Carwash to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters begins today

It's the 9th year for Paul's Carwash, partnered with 95.1 The Oasis, and you can join and participate by bringing your car down. Beginning today, CBS-5 Meteorologist Paul Horton will live in an RV at Desert Ridge Marketplace for the entire week, as he prepares to wash upwards of 2,000 cars to raise money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters. It's a fun community event featuring music, mini horses, drill team entertainment and more. Last year Mayor Greg Stanton kicked things off as Dan Majerle, Grumpy Cat, Tom Chambers, Alice Cooper, and Luis Gonzales all drove their cars through. 

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Autism Walk

Autism affects 1 in 68 children nationally; early diagnosis is important because the sooner a child is diagnosed, the earlier they can begin receiving intervention and support 

  • SARRC is one of the Valley's top resources for individuals and families affected by autism. 
  • For newly diagnosed families, autism is overwhelming. SARRC's flagship program JumpStart is designed to teach new parents about autism and to help them "jumpstart" their child's early treatment program. 
  • JumpStart empowers parents through group discussion, hands-on training and education over a six-week period. The program is offered in English and Spanish.
  • JumpStart and many other programs at SARRC for children, teens and young adults with autism are funded by proceeds from the Arizona Autism Speaks Walk
  • The Walk is held in partnership between Autism Speaks and SARRC, and is the Valley's largest family-friendly autism event, uniting over 20,000 participants each year.
  • Join Autism Speaks and SARRC at the Arizona Autism Speaks Walk on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Tempe Beach Park. It's not too late to register and participate! 
  • (Resource Fair & Registration: 8 a.m.; Walk Start: 9 a.m.)
  •  Half of all of the proceeds raised at the walk will remain local, benefiting programs at SARRC like JumpStart.

For more information visit:  

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix AZ 85006
Cross Streets: 18th Street and Van Buren

Advisory for fans heading to Cardinals Vs Jets

University of Phoenix Stadium will host Monday night's Cardinals vs Jets game. As thousands of fans converge on Glendale for the 5:30pm game, the Arizona Cardinals want to remind tailgaters, and those who plan on attending of what to expect in terms of parking and pre-game fun. 

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Enchanted Pumpkin

Halloween spirit invades Carefree for its second year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be open to the public and woven throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment of the Halloween season for all ages and runs October 17-31, 2016, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., 101 Easy Street, Carefree, Arizona.

For more information, visit or call 480-488-3686. For more information on Ray Villafane and Villafane studios visit

Spa Week: The Pointe

Ready, Set, Spa! Reset your aspirations and your attitude, revitalize your body and mind and begin to embrace a healthier lifestyle during Spa Week's Fall Event, October 17th-23rd

Tocaloma Spa and Salon is participating in Spa Week from Oct 17-23. They have three top treatments they are offering for only $50. 

  • 50 Min Pink Moon Shea Butter Swedish Massage Regular Price $110 
  • 50 Min Pink Pajama Paste Facial Regular Price $125 
  • 50 Min Think Pink Pedicure Regular Price $75 

For more information on Spa Week  

Tocaloma Spa and Salon at The Pointe Hilton 
11111 North 7th Street at Topatio Cliffs Resort Phoenix, AZ 
Phone: (602) 375-4645

Spa Week: Red Door

The Red Door Salon & Spa is offering: 

  • Spa Week Facial (50-min)  
  • This essential facial will cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin for a look that is healthy and renewed. Add our exclusive Oxygen Blast or Microdermabrasion Blast to your Spa Week Facial for an additional $50 ($90 value) 
  • Spa Week Facial: Uses Elizabeth Arden and Red Door Spa Professional skin care products. Red Door experts will cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate to address the essential needs of your skin.  The Spa Week Facial is The Arden Standard Facial that can be found on our menu year round. Looking to enhance your Spa Week Facial service- Available during Spa week only add a microdermabrasion or Oxygen Blast for $50, includes extractions 
  • Spa Week De-Stress Body Treatment (50-min)  
  • (based on a 110-minute Stress Melter Ritual) 
  • This 50-minute version of our signature service includes exfoliation, an aroma therapeutic body wrap and relaxing scalp massage to melt stress and rebalance spirit. 

For more information on the Red Door Salon & Spa at the Phoenix Biltmore
Address: 2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 553-8800
At: Biltmore Fashion Park (Upper Level)

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Tempe alternative rock band, The Sink or Swim

The Sink or Swim will join local rockers Dirt Moon and Jane N the Jungle for their album release show at Shady Park in Tempe on Friday. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. 

For more information, visit:

Shady Park Tempe
26 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281 
(480) 474-4222

Queen of Clean's Halloween stain hacks

Egg Splatters on Your House
Egg can damage some surfaces in just a few hours, and once it dries, it's hard to remove and rotting egg smells really awful. Hose off the gooey mess with a strong stream of cold water ASAP. Use a pressure washer if you own one. To remove drying or dried egg, soak a cloth in a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water and wipe or scrub the egg off. Using a nylon bristle brush will help. Cover stubborn spots with a cloth saturated with the same mixture for 15 minutes, holding it in place on vertical surfaces by leaning a board or stick against the rag. Then use the hose and your vinegar-soaked rag to remove the softened mess. For stubborn yellow yolk stains, dab on a natural enzyme-based laundry spot remover and let it work for 15 minutes before rinsing the stain off well. Remember, never use hot water on egg, it will cook it on.  If it is necessary to paint any areas, always stain-kill (prime) first with a product such as KILZ™ so you don't get any stain bleeding through the new paint.

Toilet Paper in Your Trees
Wet toilet paper is the worst to remove from trees. So wait until the sun evaporates dew, or, if rain is predicted, start removal right away. Use a rake to grab and pull the TP down, a leaf blower to blast it, or a telescoping grabber to pull it. Start at the top and work your way down. Throw paper away as you go, leaving it on your lawn can smother grass. Another suggestion is using a long pole, or telescoping pole, with duct tape wrapped around it (Sticky Side Out) that will "grip" the toilet paper so you can pull it down. Sometimes it's best to allow the toilet paper to wrap around the duct tape first, and then pull it down. If you use this method, use care to stay away from power lines. Electricity can literally jump from the high voltage lines to a metal or wooden pole if you get too close!

How to Remove Pumpkin Stain from a Porch or Concrete
Try spraying the area with oven cleaner. Spray with the cleaner and allow to sit minutes, then agitate with a brush and rinse well. Do this on a cool day.

How to Remove a Pumpkin Stain from A Wooden Table Top
If a pumpkin is sitting on a wooden surface without something under it, the pumpkin will start decomposing and leave a moldy residue marking the wooden surface. 

First, be sure to put a plate or something else under the pumpkin to keep this from happening. Here's what to do if you do any up with a mess. Dampen a cleaning cloth with warm water. Squirt a small amount of toothpaste onto the cleaning cloth. Rub into a circular motion until the stain begins to lift, checking the progress regularly.  Polish the surface with your regular furniture polish or you can make your own non-toxic furniture polish. If the stain does not come off, work in some non-gel toothpaste with a damp cloth.  Work in a circular motion and then work more in working with the grain of the wood. Rinse off with a damp cloth, dry and then re-polish the table. NOTE:  It is possible that a permanent dark discoloration may be left depending on the type of wood and how long it was sitting there.

Stubborn Hair Color Spray Stains
If you spray the kids' hair (or yours) with a color that won't come out, simply mix shampoo and baking soda into a paste and work it in. The baking soda will help to remove the color. Rinse and condition.

Removing Glitter Makeup or Heavy Dark or Florescent Makeup
Baby wipes are an easy and quick way to start getting the makeup of and you can throw them away. To completely remove the makeup use petroleum jelly to clean faces gently and remove all traces of makeup.  Gently work in the petroleum jelly and then remove with tissue. Wash gently with soap and warm water to remove the petroleum jelly. 

Removing Body Glue
Most glues can be removed from skin using oil. If you used a pretty small amount, often it can just be peeled off. If not, use a cotton pad to apply some baby oil or alcohol. You may need to hold it on the skin to "soak" the glue for a minute or two before it breaks down enough to wipe off.

Removing Stains from Skin
These methods are effective for all types of makeup, fake blood, and more. Certain types of makeup will leave some color on your skin even after you remove them. You can make a paste with baking soda and water to remove the pigment. 

Baking soda can make your skin dry so rinse well and apply lotion when you finish.
If you need to remove stains from a large area of skin, toothpaste is a milder alternative that won't irritate your skin. Just apply it to the stain and scrub lightly until it comes off, then rinse with cool water. Shaving cream is also great for taking stains off skin, especially on larger areas or sensitive skin.

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Catch local rockers Dirt Moon at upcoming Valley shows

Dirt Moon will join Jane N the Jungle and The Sink or Swim on Friday at Shady Park in Tempe at 8:30 p.m. They will also be performing at the Apache Lake Music Festival

For more information, visit 

Shady Park Tempe
26 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281 
(480) 474-4222.