Wednesday, January 18

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The Wildlife World Zoo: Asian Water Monitor 


  • Found in river banks and swamps in South and Southeast Asia
  • Males can grow 6ft long
  • 2nd largest lizard in the world behind Komodo Dragons 
  • Uses their forked tongue to smell and their tail (which can be double the length of their body) to swim
  • Their forked tongue gives them better accuracy when locating prey
  • They are carnivores eating small mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and carrion 
  • They swallow their prey whole
  • Excellent swimmier and can hold their breath for over 30 minutes
  • Their biggest threats are habitat loss, and being hunted for their skin and meat.
  • Can live over 20 years
  • Will use its tail, claws and jaws for self-defense.
  • The can live in both salt water and fresh water and have been seen swimming in the ocean.

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 Career Fair at the Tempe Center for the Arts

Over 1,800 local jobs are up for grabs in Tempe this Wednesday, January 18, 2017. is hosting the Tempe Career Fair at the Tempe Center for the Arts (700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ 85281). The job fair will be open to all job seekers from 11AM  2PM. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot. Bring plenty of resumes and dress to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early to beat the crowd and can RSVP for free online at

Featured Companies Include: ADP, Chase, Direct Energy, State Farm, Walgreens, Fry's Food Stores, Cruise America, AmeriPsych, Canyon State Institute, Arizona @ Work, Cyracom, ComTrans, CVS Health, Equity Residential, Randstad, Discount Ride, Sagicor Life Insurance Company, Advanced Business Learning, Marc Community Resources, RW Lynch, Global Trans, Tucson Police Department, Sears and many more.

Jeopardy! in the Valley for auditions

Do you have what it takes to be a Jeopardy! contestant? The popular game show, which airs on 3TV, is in Phoenix conducting auditions today and tomorrow, which begin at 10 a.m. and 2:00pm both days.  But, before you go running over to the Westin Phoenix to try-out, these auditions are by appointment only for folks who have already passed the online test. 

For more information, visit:

The Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Van Buren & Central 

Jaime's Local Love: The Zen Bird

The Zen Bird started the summer of 2013. Marian started attending yoga every day and shifting her mind from negative thinking to positive. This allowed her to create a product with a PURPOSE. She designed a Zen Bird Band- worn to remind us of the power of our thoughts and to choose the ones of kindness, love, empathy and gratitude. We BECOME what we think. Our character shifts, our world transforms. 

From there, Marian started selling Zen Bird Bands at local markets and developed a curriculum to teach women about their thinking and host empowering gatherings to connect, inspire and ignite the INNER workings of the heart and soul. The curriculum is coined as the Heart and Soul Curriculum and is a powerful way to learn the soft skills- gratitude, love, peace, acceptance, joy, gratitude. The curriculum has 12 topics and 12 workshops are hosted around the Valley. The workshops are listed at Workshops are for women of all ages ranging from 15 years to 70+ years. Women come together to find their tribe and to be REAL, honest, vulnerable and to learn the skills of the Heart and Soul Curriculum.

For more information, visit: and

Do-it-herself project: Build your own nightstand and learn to use a jigsaw 

No need to spend hundreds of dollars for trendy wood furniture, we're at Home Depot with Debbie Hernandez learning how to build our very own night stand. It's a class you can take yourself, where they'll provide you with a mix of instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. 

Have you always wanted to learn how to use a jigsaw? Now's your chance at Home Depot's "Do-It-Herself" workshops. Now, there's no need to spend hundreds on trendy wood furniture. Instead, learning how to build your very own double-drawer night stand. 

For more information:

Debbie Hernandez with Home Depot

Country Music Hall of Famer Ed Gary performs tonight in Mesa

He started singing at 3, recorded his first album at 17 and that was only the beginning of a long career in country music. Catch Ed Gary tonight at Farnsworth Hall Community Theatre in Mesa at 6pm.

Farnsworth Hall Community Theatre
6159 E. University Blvd., Mesa, AZ 
Phone: 480-832-3461