Thursday, November 17

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Local Love; Thanksgiving at the Rooste

Rustler's Rooste has been in the Valley for 45 years, built by Ashley Allen's grandpa in 1971. And, after all these years, the iconic hilltop restaurant off of 1-10 is still family-owned and puts out a feast for Thanksgiving, from the whole turkey to the pies. We also get advice from the chef on how to carve the bird. 

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Rustler's Rooste 
8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044
(602) 431-6474
1-10 & Baseline & 48th Street & Pointe Pkwy 

3TV Food Drive

Bringing Hope to the Table Food Drive runs from November 7 through December 31 at all Arizona Fry's Foods Stores.
There are also $1 and $5 donation options at each register. You can also donate any non-perishable food item at any Fry's Food Store across the valley.

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Dave Owens, The Garden Guy/Gardening with St. Vincent de Paul

We spend the morning with St. Vincent De Paul at the Watkins campus, where volunteers are harvesting garden beds full of veggies. This facility provides over 4,000 meals daily, and over 400,000 food boxes yearly. 

You can volunteer in the garden by contacting Max Goshert:  

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Contact Dave at, or visit 

It's National Baklava Day! 

We join Chef Kody Harris at her new restaurant in Ahwatukee called Fresko, for National Baklava Day! We check out her new digs and learn the story behind her Baklava recipe

For more information, visit:

5033 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 940-3669

Medium James Van Praagh kicks off his book tour on GMAZ

World-renowned medium James Van Praagh is promoting his new book "The Power of Love: Connecting to the Oneness." His first stop is in the Valley, where he will be signing the book and also holding two workshops. 

Power of Love Book Signing in Tempe, AZ
November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Changing Hands, 6428 S McClintock Dr. 
Tempe, AZ 85283 

James Van Praagh & Melinda Vail Present An Evening with Spirit
November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 

Two Mediums at Large: James Van Praagh & Melinda Vail Shed New Light on Life, Death, and Karma
November 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 
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Pablo Francisco @ The Improv 

Pablo Francisco will be performing his off the wall comedy at the Tempe Improv, Thursday, November 17th through Sunday, November 20th.   Pablo's show is an entertaining and off-the-wall performance that delivers the laughs and points out the hilarious absurdities in an illogical, pop-culture obsessed world.

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Everything but the bird: Ciabatta & chorizo stuffing

Why not try a new twist on an old favorite this Thanksgiving? Executive Chef Todd Allison from T Cook's at Royal Palms Resort & Spa shows us his take on the traditional turkey day staple.

Chef Todd Allison of T. Cook's, one of Arizona's most celebrated legacy restaurants for more than two decades (located at Royal Palms Resort and Spa) is here to talk about unique Thanksgiving ideas to spice up your Turkey-Day spread.
On Thanksgiving, Chef Todd says everyone wants to eat the comfort food their mother used to make, but he thinks you should amp things up to avoid the same boring meal year-after-year.
If you don't feel like cooking on Thanksgiving and want Chef Todd to do it for you, T. Cook's is offering two options including a holiday buffet and a prix-fix menu starting from $85/person. Reservations are required.

For more information, visit:

5200 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Kick Off the Holiday Season by Spreading Holiday Cheer with Pollack Tempe Cinemas

It is just the right type of event to refresh your holiday spirit for this year's season. 
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movies will begin at 7 p.m. on November 17th.  Seating is limited. Get in line early. The featured holiday films include "Home Alone," "Holiday Inn," "Arthur Christmas," and "Scrooged." There will also be carolers greeting guests in front of the theater singing from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be a day filled with holiday cheer that you and your family will not want to miss!

If you can't make it out on November 17th no need to fret.  The holiday lights will be up all season until Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2017. 

For more information, visit:

Royal Palm Plaza,
1825 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone:(480) 345-6461

East Valley Healthy Living Expo-Vital Information, Resources & Fun for Active Adults in the East Valley

East Valley Adult Resources (EVAR), along with Lovin' Life After 50, will host its annual East Valley Healthy Living Expo on Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8am to noon at the Mesa Convention Center (located at 263 N. Center St., in downtown Mesa).  This event is free to the public and includes presentations of services geared toward senior adults and their families.

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