Thursday, December 29

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PGA TOUR stars of tomorrow compete at Wigwam 

The Patriot All-America collegiate golf tournament will again be held at The Wigwam Resort Dec. 29, 30 and 31. The event is free to the public, and is a great chance to see PGA TOUR stars of tomorrow.

For more information: www.patriotallamerica.com 

The Wigwam Golf Club
451 N Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Cross Streets: Litchfield Road and Indian School

Ring in the New Year at Westgate 

From giant beer pong to ice skating, to Fiesta Bowl fun, Westgate will be a hot spot to ring in the New Year. We get a sneak peak at all the family-friendly activities going on with its restaurants opening as early as 9 a.m. on Sat. Dec. 31. And, once the sun goes down, the countdown to midnight is on at Westgate's bars and restaurants with parties, dinners and champagne toasts. 

For more information, a tenant directory, or to see what's happening visit: www.westgateaz.com

Once the sun goes down, the countdown to midnight is on at Westgate's bars and restaurants with parties, dinners and champagne toasts.  Details include:

Dave & Buster's
Dave & Buster's is offering an exciting and fun way for families to celebrate the New Year. From 5pm until 8pm, two packages are available. Package 1 ($27.28 per person) includes an appetizer buffet, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, a $20 Power Card per guest and a video ball drop to ring in the New Year. Package 2 ($37.38 per person) includes everything in Package 1, plus unlimited video game play. Tickets are available online and will be emailed following purchase. Registration opens at 4:30pm. Tickets must be printed and presented on the day of the event and can be purchased here: https://dnb.ticketbud.com/daveandbusters-nyeglendale.
623-759-7800, www.daveandbusters.com/glendale

McFadden's
Two worlds collide for McFadden's "Saints & Sinners New Year's Eve Bash." The naughty and nice come together for one-night only to ring in the New Year. Guests will enjoy a dinner spread featuring some of the restaurant's most popular menu items and a champagne toast at midnight. Guests are encouraged to dress for an evening in heaven or hell. Individual tickets are $25 for general admission and packages range from $100 to $300. Purchase at https://buyblitztickets.com/DB0Wj.  
For private table reservations, contact 623-872-0022, www.mcfaddensglendale.com

Calico Jack's Cantina
Calico Jack's Cantina will open its doors to New Year's Eve revelers for a "Black & Gold" event at 8pm filled with dancing, live entertainment, great food, signature margaritas, champagne and music by DJ IZZY and Sexy Senoritas. Each ticket includes a dinner spread at the beginning of the evening, a dessert bar, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50. Bottle service and private seating packages are also available. To purchase tickets, visit https://buyblitztickets.com/4DV3i. To book bottle service reservations, email TaraF@calicojacksglendale.com.
623-877-5225, www.calicojacksglendale.com

Saddle Ranch Chop House
Enjoy a night of dancing, a DJ, mechanical bull riding, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and food and drink specials all night. Admission on New Year's Eve is $10 before 11pm and $20 after 11pm. Advance purchase wristbands are available at the restaurant, beginning Friday, December 16. The full Saddle Ranch menu will be available and an optional Prix Fixe Menu is also available for $99 per person (minimum 4 people - magnum of champagne included). VIP Bottle Service and Table Reservations are also available. For more information, call 623-889-7770, www.srrestaurants.com/glendale.

Bar Louie
Join the roaring '20s and rolling '30s party from 10pm until 1am. There will be live music and a free champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge. For more information, call 623-522-5810, http://www.barlouie.com.  

Salt Tacos y Tequila
Salt will host a "Black & White Ball" to celebrate 2017 from 8pm until 2am with dinner specials from 8pm until 10pm. Celebrate the new year with a DJ, a complimentary, premium champagne toast at midnight and festive party favors. General admission tickets start at $15. Pre-order tickets for $10 each from now until December 30. Bottle service packages also available.
For reservations and more information, please contact Stefanie at saltstef@gmail.com or 623-312-5918, www.saltglendale.com.

Whiskey Rose Saloon
Get your party on at Whiskey Rose on New Year's Eve. The party begins at 8pm and tickets start at $15 at the door. Pre-order tickets from now until December 30 and receive a discounted price of $10.  For table reservations and VIP packages, call 623-877-7673, www.whiskeyroseaz.com.
For more information, visit www.westgateaz.com/fiesta

Arizona Twirling Athletes will be featured at Fiesta Bowl Parade

We are gearing up for the 46th Annual Fiesta Bowl Parade, which will be televised live on 3TV Sat. Dec 31st. And, one of the many acts you'll see along the parade route are the kids of Arizona Twirling Athletes. We catch up with this group at a stage at Desert Ridge, one of the many places they perform around the Valley. This group is a non-profit that provides the ultimate in baton twirling. We hang out with these amazing kids as they get ready for their 36th year of being a part of the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl will begin at 5 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium featuring Clemson vs Ohio. 

For more information on the parade and game, visit: www.fiestabowl.org
For more information on Arizona Twirling Athletes, visit: http://www.arizonatwirlingathletes.com/

The parade is free to the public. If you can't make it out, you can watch 3TV's Scott Pasmore, Olivia Fierro, April Warnecke and Gina Maravilla live on 3TV, on azfamily.com or on the 3TV News mobile app!

New year, new nutrition!

Julie Brown of Life Time Fitness tells us the top five nutrition commitments to make this new year.

Top five nutrition commitments to make in the New Year:

  • Commit to using Diet as a noun, not a verb
  • Commit to eating real food and not food-like imposters. Being able to name every ingredient on your plate is a huge step in the right direction.  If your great-grandparents didn't eat it, you probably shouldn't.
  • Commit to hydrating yourself. Have a water bottle close by at all times and take frequent sips.  Dehydration is at the root of many common ailments.  Challenge yourself to replace one soda/juice/coffee a day with a tall glass of water until it's the only thing you drink.
  • Commit to slowing down and enjoying your meals. Meals should be an experience.  Slow down, chew, and take the time to actually taste your food.  Take a sip of water after each bite.  These ideas are easy to forget if you're eating out of a bag inside a car.
  • Commit to making healthy eating a family affair. Get your kids to eat healthier too. It's critical to get them engaged in food shopping and meal preparation. Children feel more empowered and important when they help choose and create what the family eats.

You can also Commit as a family with Life Time's Commitment Day and Fun Run on New Year's Day, at our Gilbert Life Time Fitness at 10am this Sunday January 1, 2017 learn more!

For more information, visit: https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en.html 

Life Time Fitness -  Tempe
1616 W Ruby Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone:(480) 705-8855

Life Time Fitness - Gilbert
381 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone:(480) 892-5020

Life Time Fitness - Scottsdale
6850 E Chauncey Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone:(480) 538-9009

Life Time Fitness Palm Valley
14540 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone:(623) 536-9595

Life Time Fitness Shea and the 101
8642 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone:(480) 607-0900

NYE Fashion for Women

Yesterday, it was all about the men, this morning, we're just talking about the ladies. And, no, it’s not too late to get bedazzled for the New Year with the hottest fashions. We ask Macy's for help, and take a look at some fun dresses still available to ring in the New Year in style. 

For more information: www.macys.com

Champagne 101: Learn the differences between sparkling wines

Just in time for New Year's Eve, the wine expert at Vintage 95 in Chandler explains the difference between champagne, prosecco, cava and sparkling wine and which foods pair best with each.

Vintage 95 Wine Lounge is offering a pre-fixe New Year's Eve dinner. Three courses, $60/person, five courses $80/person. Wine pairings is also available.

For more information, visit: www.vintage95.com

Address: 95 W Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (480) 855-9463