Friday, November 18

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Now Hiring Sports and Outdoor Enthusiasts in Phoenix  

DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced it is now hiring for seasonal associate positions in Phoenix.   

DICK’S is looking for exceptional applicants, passionate about sports or the outdoors, to join the team at the following locations: Deer Valley, Gilbert, Glendale, Tempe and Tucson. 

Associates will benefit from competitive pay, store discounts and the opportunity to work with the best sports and outdoor brands. DICK’S will plan to hire approximately 125 temporary part-time store associate positions this holiday season in Phoenix. 

For more information, visit to learn more about joining the DICK’S Sporting Goods team.

Celebrate Gilbert Days

The Gilbert Days parade is a long tradition of being the premiere event for Gilbert Days. The parade is a celebration of our Town's heritage and involves many local schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and special interest groups. This traditional celebration of the heritage of Gilbert includes activities for all Gilbert residents and guests. Each Gilbert Days event is produced in partnership with local Gilbert organization.  

Please visit the website links below for more information on each of the events. 

Phoenix Pizza Festival

Top pizza makers will come together at Margaret T. Hance Park for the second annual Phoenix Pizza Festival Saturday, benefitting Downtown Phoenix Inc. 

For more information, visit:

Advance online ticket purchase only. No tickets available at the gate.

Phoenix Pizza Festival
November 19, 2016
Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

National Junior Golf Championship Comes to The Valley 

The country's best junior golfers are competing for the PGA title this weekend at the Grayhawk Golf Club. Out of 36,000 players, only 80 qualified for this championship tournament. The game of golf has seen a surge in popularity in recent years and this weekend's showing represents that growth. 

For more information about PGA Junior League Golf, visit

Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone:(480) 502-1800

Goodguys 19th Southwest Nationals

Over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and truck trucks will take over the scenic acreage of WestWorld this Friday through Sunday, November 18-20 for the 19th Southwest Nationals.  This event, the season finale for the 2016 series, offers acres of vintage vehicles through 1972 on display, plus commercial and vendor exhibits, swap meet, model car show, cars for sale corral, awards ceremony on Sunday and more.

Event hours are Friday and Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm. General admission is $20, and kids 7-12 $6. Kids 6 and under are FREE. There is a $5 spectator parking fee charged by WestWorld.   Military receive a $5 off general admission discount with their military ID card.  For additional event information, contact the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association at (925) 838-9876 or visit

WestWorld of Scottsdale
Address: 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 312-6815

Top toys for the 2016 Holiday buying season 

What will your kids be asking for this Holiday? Laurie Schacht, from The Toy Insider breaks down this year's hottest toys, based on originality, play value, skill building, integrity, fun factor and more. And, this year's list, featuring 275 toys in Family Circle magazine, is the biggest ever. 

The Toy Insider is the go-to source for information about kids' toys and tech. Their 11th annual "hot" toy lists (the Hot 20, Top Tech 12 and STEM 10) are out, and their broader 2016 holiday gift guide is on newsstands now in Family Circle magazine and online at

Dry River Yacht Club gives free concert as part of MusicaNova Concert Series

Dry River Yacht Club is performing a free concert as part of a collaboration with MusicaNova Orchestra, one of the Valley's strongest orchestras that showcases a wide range of music styles and artists this season.

For more information, visit:

Dry River Yacht Club 
November 20 at 3 pm
Tickets:  FREE 
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251

Girl Power Toys

Our Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, whose team of experts reviews toys all year, finds the best toys for girls. These toys will have "girl power," promoting a positive message about exploring every possibility, from princesses to science to engineering. Top toys will be featured in Family Circle magazine. 

For more information and a list of Girl Power toys visit:

Mo'Nique and Tone-X perform in Phoenix this weekend

Catch them at Stand Up Live Friday and Saturday nights. 

For more information for tickets and show times visit:

50 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park with a cooking demo on how to make a delicious holiday dish. 

The Wigwam, an iconic Arizona landmark and AAA Four-Diamond resort, is delighted to offer two holiday feasts for a memorable Thanksgiving at an authentic Southwestern getaway situated on an estate-like setting.

For Thanksgiving Day, The Wigwam will host a delectable buffet from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 24 in the resort's ballroom. The buffet will cost $48 per adult and $20 per child ages 3-12. Children 2 and under will be complimentary. 

The Thanksgiving Day buffet will celebrate fresh, local ingredients with farmer's market starters like warm butternut pear bisque and a crisp grapefruit salad, hand-carved roasted turkey and salt broiled New York strip, in addition to holiday dessert favorites such as candied sweet potatoes and a classic dessert display. With live piano entertainment to enhance the experience, The Wigwam ballroom is a refined and grand setting for families to gather, feast and enjoy being with one another.

Additionally, Litchfield's will host a Thanksgiving dinner from 3-7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at The Wigwam's signature restaurant. The three-course meal will cost $54 per adult and $20 per child ages 3-12. Children 2 and under will be complimentary. 

For more information, including reservations for dining, visit or call 623-935-3811

TGIF-Food Truck Friday at Lake Pleasant

The third Friday of the month at Pleasant Harbor on Lake Pleasant is Food Truck Fridays (TGIF-TF) (Thank God It's Food Truck Fridays). The next two events are being held on November 18 and December 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m. In addition to more than a dozen food trucks, there are many fun activities for all ages as well as picturesque views from the shores of Lake Pleasant. 

Participating food trucks include: 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Queso Good, Press Italian Street Food, Fantasy Funnel Cakes, Flyin' Hawaiian, Fireside Pizza, Green Chili Grill, Tots-n-Tots of Burgers, K Star BBQ, American Poutine, Satay Hut, Mamma Toledo's Pie Truck, Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes, Jamburritos and several more. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. There is a $6.00 lake gate fee per vehicle.

For more information about the event call 623-203-5173 or visit: