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Ballet Arizona: Presents Free Class Week

Keep your New Year exercise routine en pointe with Ballet Arizona. The Ballet doesn't think dance is just for its acclaimed company it’s for everyone. That's why Ballet Arizona is offering free adult classes from Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 13. Classes include three levels of ballet, Zumba, yoga, jazz, modern, ballroom and Horton Technique, a modern dance inspired by many cultures.

After experiencing Ballet Arizona's free classes, the public will have the opportunity to sign up for single lessons, a six-month package of 10 classes, or unlimited classes for 30 days. No registration is required to attend free class week.

For a full list of free classes, dates and times, visit www.balletaz.org/school/open-adult-classes.

Ballet Arizona
2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
(602) 381-1096

Burly Brewers Beerdoir gives back 

Tonight, The Shop Beer Company will be hosting a live sale with the men in the AZ beer/brewing community who took off their clothes for a 2017 calendar to give back to their own. The Arizona Beer-doir 2017 Calendar will provide financial assistance to members of the AZ beer community, along with one specific member, Theresa Sorrels who passed away in September after battling brain cancer. 

For more information: http://www.theshop.beer/

Shop Beer Company 
922 W. 1st Street, Tempe
1st Street & Hardy  
480) 747-7316

Will the baby eaglet ever hatch? 

We've been watching for the baby eagles from Florida on the eagle cam, but one just doesn't seem to want to hatch. American Bald Eagle Harriet and her mate, M15, welcomed their first eaglet, E9, into the world on New Year's Eve, but what about the sibling? Some believe this eaglet might never hatch. Wildlife Expert Dr. Grey Stafford weighs in, and offers his expert opinion.    

source: www.nbcnews.com
The eaglet has hatched!
One of two baby American bald eagles broke free of its shell and was captured chirping Saturday morning on a live-stream of their nest that has been viewed by millions.

Eagle mom Harriet and mate M15 welcomed their offspring, known as E9, or eaglet 9, at 7:33 a.m. ET, according to the real estate company hosting the webcam. The baby bird's debut has been much anticipated since the hatching process began Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida, as people noticed the shell starting to crack on the video stream of the Southwest Florida Eagle Camera.

The first break in a shell is known as a pip. The other bird could hatch any day now, observers say.
The eagle cam has been chronicling Harriet's nesting seasons since 2012. Then, 16 million people tuned in to watch Harriet and her former mate Ozzie raise two eaglets from their birth to fledge, according to the company's website.

It takes about 10 to 12 weeks for a newborn eaglet to finally fledge, or fly from the nest.

This year, the eagle cam has amassed more than 60.8 million views as observers get a rare, close-up glimpse of these wild birds of prey, according to the site.

Harriet found current mate M15  short for "Male 2015"  last year after Ozzie died following a fight with another male eagle in the area, according to the eagle cam website.

The new mates eventually bonded and had two offspring last December.

"The young eaglets continued to thrive and develop into juvenile eagles" before fledging the nest in the spring, according to the site. This is Harriet and M15's second nesting season in Fort Myers. 

The next big gadgets revealed at Consumer Electronics Show 

From the show floor of one of the largest and most important tech conventions in the world, we go live at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Emmy-award winning consumer tech journalist, Jennifer Jolly unveils never before seen buzz-worthy gadgets, and introduces us to some of the most innovative technology advancements over the last decade. 

For more information:  http://www.ces.tech/  

Frosty mornings mean it's time to cover those plants 

Dave Owens the Garden Guy shows us how to best cover up our outdoor plants to prevent damage from frost. From burlap to sheets, and keeping the soil moist, he goes over what to do. He also reveals what not to do, and explains why you should stay away from plastic.    

It's starting to get cold and we get into those really frosty type mornings, and it's really important to cover up our tender plants, ferns and even palms and citrus trees. They can all be taken care of with insulation type material. It's semi-transparent, which means you can put it on the tree. You can almost see right through it, which allows moisture to absorb but it'll protect it from the frost. You can use sheets and burlap, but stay away from plastic. Use cloth material only, cardboard or even insulate. We keep our soil damp. Damp soil absorbs heat and prevents frost even on the roots. We also use liquid seaweed; it gives you two or three degrees of frost protection. Stay away from pruning on frost damaged plants. Water early in the morning, and again stay away from pruning on frost damaged plants until mid to late February.

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
Contact Dave at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit www.gardenguy.com 

Protecting our Winter Rye grass 

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy explains how to take keep your rye, winter grass looking lush and green. Taking care of a winter lawn is not easy, but he says deep watering will help. He also reveals other tips to having your grass looking healthy all winter long.

How do you water and take care of your rye grass? you want to water about 6 inches deep and water about once or twice per week. It's got to be deep and infrequent. During the winter you can hold off on watering if we're getting a lot of rain. 

In the cold weather, it gets tough to keep your rye grass alive, but it can be done through February. It's ideal if the temps are 60 degrees to use nitrate nitrogen. It works really well on our lawns. I don't like to use synthetic fertilizer, but during this time of year, organics don't work really well, and a light application works really well in keeping our lawn nice and green. 

You can let it grow as long as you want, but you want to cut it about 1/3rd of the blade, just cutting the tips off to keep it nice and healthy. You can overseed to have a nice consistent lawn, you want to put about 1-2 pounds of seed along with compost. And, you'll be on your way to nice healthy lawn, all winter long.

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
Contact Dave at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit www.gardenguy.com 

Fayuca Music

Phoenix, based, Fayuca, is a Reggae-Rock/ Latino group, fronted by original, member Gabo Fayuca. Their sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by razor guitar riffs and progressive rock breakdowns

For more information on Fayuca Music visit:
www.fayuca-music.com
www.facebook.com/fayucamusic

How to find the best banking and credit card fees 

Get the best bang for your buck in the new year! We talk with Smart Shopper Daphne Monroe about which banks will charge the least. She's also launching a new podcast launching Jan 5th featuring life hacks and weekly deals. 

For more information:  http://thesmartshoppershow.com/

Tex-Mex Comedian Steve Trevino performs at Stand Up Live

Steve Trevino is fast becoming one of the country's hottest comics and the new voice for the 21st century Mexican American. Finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in a small South Texas town to living his dream in Hollywood, Steve has infused his comedy with a "TEX-MEX" style becoming popular with fans. 

For more information: www.standuplive.com

Stand Up Live
50 W. Jefferson St. 
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Box Office:(480) 719-6100