Friday, November 11

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Phoenix's Veterans Day Parade will "Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes"

Veterans Day is chalk full of parades in every city, including one of the largest, which is held in Phoenix each year. This year, the Phoenix Veterans Day parade celebrates 20 years with glowing tributes to our nations heroes and honoring Arizona veterans with floats, marching bands and more.  

The parade will also feature:

  •     18 Floats
  •     15 Marching Units
  •     Dozens of color guards and military vehicles
  •     Seven Bands
  •     Three large helium balloons including Uncle Sam, the Bald Eagle and the Purple Heart.
  •     animal entries, novelty units and much, much more.  

Parade will run: South on Central starting at Montebello, East on Camelback Road, and South on 7th Street to Indian School Road

For more information, visit: https://www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org/

Apache Junction Veteran's Day Parade

This Veteran's Day weekend, party Apache Junction-style at this community celebration in the shadow of the Superstition Mountains. There will be plenty of fun, including live music, an obstacle course, bounce houses, a petting zoo and local vendors. The festival opens after the Apache Junction Veterans Day Parade on Friday with a veteran’s tribute. A movie will be screened outdoors Friday night, and a car show will take place Saturday.
Event: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11-12. Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail. Free. 480-982-3141, www.ajchamber.com.

Tempe Veterans’ Day Parade

Tempe will continue its long-standing, annual tradition of honoring all military veterans with a Veterans Day parade on Friday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at ASU Gammage and proceed north on Mill Ave., concluding at Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave. and Rio Salado Pkwy.

Veterans Day parade participants include members of the Tempe City Council, various Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, local school marching bands, community members, veteran’s groups and many more.

For more information on the Veterans Day Parade: https://www.facebook.com/TempeVeteransDayParade/ or call 480-968-0634. 

Mesa to honor veterans with parade and benefit concert 

Mesa will honor veterans with the annual East Valley Veterans Parade Friday, Nov. 11. The parade in downtown Mesa will begin promptly at 11 a.m. with many veteran and military themed activities including the Fallen Soldier Memorial. As many as six high school marching bands are expected in addition to historic military vehicles and local entries. 

The parade will begin at Center Street and 6th Place/Athletics Way, travel south on Center Street and turn west on First Street. The parade will continue on First Street to Robson where it will end. 

The 2016 Grand Marshal and Service Representatives from each branch of the U.S. military will be announced after Oct. 1. The parade is organized by the East Valley Veterans Parade Association. For more information, visit www.evvp.org or call (480) 684-2324. 

A free Veterans' Benefit Concert will be held immediately following the parade at the Mesa Arts Center. Help support the Mesa Veteran's Programs while enjoying a free concert, live performers, food trucks and more! Donations will benefit Housing Our Heroes to provide housing for homeless veterans. 
For more information, visit: www.mesaaz.gov/vets or call (480) 644-6536 

Veterans Day ceremony at Anthem Veterans Memorial

The 5th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Anthem Veterans Memorial takes place at 10 a.m.  The patriotic program honors the service of all veterans and their families. This year's ceremony includes a historic aircraft flyover, and at 11:11 a.m., the sun's rays will pass through the five Armed Services pillars' ellipses to cast a solar spotlight over the mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States. 

The AVM is located at Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Take I-17 to exit 229. Turn east (right). Turn south (right) on Gavilan Peak Pkwy. The Memorial is on the left at the four-way stop signs and entrance to the park.   

For more information, visit: http://onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial

Eating red, white & blue pancakes with Veteran

IHOP is offering free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes to all veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day! IHOP's classic Red, White, & Blue Pancakes return to show gratitude to the men and women who have served their country. On November 11 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at participating IHOP Restaurants, all veterans and active duty military will receive IHOP's world famous Buttermilk Pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping for free. IHOP looks forward to offering these delicious pancakes every year to show their appreciation to the military personnel who have served, and those who continue to serve and protect our country! 

Veterans and Active Duty Military simply show proof of military service to receive their free Red, White & Blue Pancakes. Proof includes: 

  •     US Uniformed Services ID Card
  •     US Uniformed Services Retired ID Card 
  •     Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  •     Veterans' organization card (i.e. American Legion, VFW, etc.) 
  •     Photograph of self in US military uniform, wearing uniform    
  •     DD214
  •     Military dog tags 
  •     Citation or commendation. 

Please visit www.ihop.com for more information or to find the nearest participating IHOP restaurant.

Denny's offers military personnel a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11

To thank the nation's heroes for their courageous service and dedication, Denny's is inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. 
 
At participating locations nationwide, diners with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam®, which includes four delicious breakfast items such as new fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, eggs cooked to order, sizzling bacon strips, seasonal fruit or hash browns. 

For more information or to find a participating Denny's near you, please visit www.dennys.com.

Westworld hosts "The Moving Wall'

This weekend at Westworld, The Arizona Thunder Run & Veterans Rally gets underway, beginning today at 1pm. At the expo, they'll feature "The Moving Wall," a replica of the original Vietnam Veterans Wall in Washington D.C. 

Bring a Toy for our Toys for Tots run. The US Marines will be set up to collect toys for the Toys for Tots campaign.

The "Moving Wall" exhibit is Free to the Public and will be held in conjunction with the Arizona Thunder Run Veterans Rally. The Thunder Run will feature Motorcycles and a Hot Rod Show.  There will be exhibitors, food and the Cold Hard Cash Show will be offering up their fantastic tribute to Johnny Cash. This family event is designed to bring the Veteran community together with family and friends.

Come on out and celebrate our Veterans Nov. 11,12,13, 2016 at WestWorld in Scottsdale.

"The Moving Wall" Times:

  • Friday 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday 9am to 4pm
  • Free to the Public

You'll also be able to check out a hot rod show, motorcycles and music

Arizona Thunder Run Veterans Rally Times:

  • Friday: 1pm to 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 4pm

Cold Hard Cash Times:

  • Friday: 7pm
  • Saturday: 4:30pm

Adults: $15
Veterans and Active Military: $10
Kids under 12 Free

For more information, visit: http://arizonathunderrun.com/

Westworld
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
101 & Frank Lloyd Wright

NASCAR at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR returns to Phoenix Raceway November 11-13 for the Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend. Excitement is building up to a dramatic finish to the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. 

Events will include:Friday, November 11:
-    NASCAR NCWTS Qualifying
-    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice & Qualifying 
-    NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice 
-    Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race
                                                
Saturday, November 12:
-    NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying 
-    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
-    Ticket Galaxy 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race
 
Sunday, November 13:
-            Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race 

For more information, visit: http://www.phoenixraceway.com/?homepage=true

3TV joins Driver Joey Gase and his Donate Life family at Victory Lane 

Joey Gase is a young driver competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and each year he puts a photo of an organ donor and recipient on his car. This year, we speak with him and the families of Donate Life Arizona.  

For more information: http://www.joeygaseracing.com/  

Racer Clint Bowyer turns safe driving into a competition

Wonder what a day in the life as a NASCAR driver looks like? Entering his 11th year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Clint Bowyer knows his way around a track and knows a thing or two about safety. Beginning in Phoenix, he's launching a new, free safe driving app from Liberty Mutual Insurance called HighwayHero that turns safe driving into a competition. We visit with him at his hauler, talk safe driving, racing, and his free app. 

For more information:  http://www.nascar.com/en_us/drivers/clint-bowyer.html and http://www.clintbowyer.com/ 

For more information on Clint Bowyer's driving app visit:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.libertymutual.auto.tbyb&hl=en 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/highwayhero/id1135985494?mt=8 

Chandler's Chuck Wagon cook-off begins today

Chandler Museum, in partnership with Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch, present the 7th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off, which begins today through Sat. Nov. 12th. The festivities take place at Chandler's Tumbleweed Ranch. Admission and activities at this family friendly festival are free with pricing for food and beverages.

For more information, visit:  www.chandleraz.gov/chuckwagon

Chandler's Tumbleweed Ranch---located within Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Road

Celebrate UltraStar's anniversary with $1 deals!

UltraStar is celebrating their 4th anniversary with the $1 deals that are coming up on November 12th for their 4th anniversary - they'll have $1 laser tag, bowling, matching dollars in arcade (if you buy $20 you get $40) $4 FIRST run movies, plus food, other entertainment, etc.

  •     9:30am - 6pm all day deals including:
  •     $1 bowling $1 laser tag
  •     Dollar for Dollar matching in arcade up to $20 (buy $20 get $40 on arcade card)
  •     $4 movies
  •     $1 food items like hot dogs, popcorn, soda, beer, nachos, concession candy, etc.
  •     That evening:  
  •     The Rich Berra Band playing LIVE in Luxe Lounge (of Johnjay and Rich)
  •     UFC viewing party in Luxe Lounge that night on the big screen

Also Veterans Day deals veterans/military get a free meal at the 347 Grill with proper I.D. 
Free movie for veterans and military with proper I.D. 

For more information, visit: www.ultrastaraz.com

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

First-time Mariachi Festival featured at Orpheum Theatre 

All eyes will be on the Orpheum Theatre this weekend as it features the lively music and festive atmosphere of an inaugural Mariachi Festival Sat. Nov 12th. The event promises to be a show-stopping cultural experience of sound and sight. 

Popular mariachi groups, headlined by "the world's best mariachi," Mariachi Vargas, led by Carlos Martinez, musical director who was named to replace the late legendary musical director Pepe Martinez who guided the group for nearly 30 years, will descend on Phoenix for this one-of-a-kind musical festival. The must-attend holiday event will also feature special performances from Monica Trevino, Mariachi Sonido de Mexico and Ballet Folklorico Tapatio.

For more information, visit: http://www.orpheum-theater.com/orpheum_theater_phoenix.php and for tickets: https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=535&backurl=default.asp

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams Street 
(2nd Ave. & Adams St.)
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Wildlife World Zoo introduces us to a lion cub 

A lion cub from the Wildlife World Zoo visited our newsroom this morning. It represents the 2nd largest cat in the Animal Kingdom, and are known for being the most social cats in the world, living in prides upwards of 8 or more cats

Lion facts: 

  • Found in Africa
  • 2nd largest cat in the world
  • Males can get over 500lbs while females average around 350lbs
  • Easy to identify males vs females (males have the large mane)
  • They are the most social cats in the world and live in prides usually made up of 1-2 males and 5-6 related females and their cubs
  • They are inactive for about 20 hours a day
  • Female do the majority of the hunting and the males protect the pride
  • Their biggest threats are habitat loss and hunting

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 www.wildlifeworld.com.  

Anthem's 15th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration 

The Outlets at Anthem welcomed Arizona's tallest Christmas tree on Friday, Oct 14th, and tomorrow, it will be lite in a special evening ceremony, hosted by our very own Javier Soto. the ceremony begins at 5pm, tree lighting at 7pm. It took a 10-person team more than 120 hours using mobile cranes to shape and decorate the 22-foot-wide tree with 80 strands of LED lights and more than 5,000 ornaments and bows. 

For more information, visit:  http://www.outletsanthem.com/event/All-About-the-Tallest-Tree-in-Arizona/2145479122/

Outlets at Anthem
4250 W Anthem Way, Phoenix, AZ 85086
1-17 & Anthem Way