Wednesday, March 15

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Aww! 2-week-old baby alpaca visits GMAZ

Kristy Morcom from Wildlife World Zoo tells us all about the South American native animals.

Alpaca Facts:

  • Native to South America
  • Resembles a llama but considerably smaller
  • Is bread for their fiber and meat
  • Weighs 100-180lbs
  • Has been domesticated for 1000's of years
  • Related to camels and llamas but too small to be used as pack animals 
  • Lives in herds made up of an alpha male, females and their young. 
  • Alpaca make a high pitch shrieking sound when then are endangered 
  • New borns can stand 30-90 min after birth

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  

Jaime's Local Love: Pueblo Grande Museum

Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1000-year-old archaeological site once inhabited by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport.  This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.  Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.  

For more information, visit:

Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 495-0901

Tour the HGTV Smart Home in Scottsdale!

The HGTV Smart Homes are in a class of their own. The homes are cleverly constructed with advanced technology, gadgets, and smart solutions to enhance entertaining and everyday living. The designers, architects, and builders carefully plan every detail of the custom construction to ensure these homes are highly innovative and energy efficient to attract a tech-savvy homeowner.

For more information, visit:

Do you have the bracket to win $1 million dollars?

Like basketball? Feeling lucky? To celebrate March Madness and the Final Four coming to Phoenix, Riot Hospitality Group is giving away $1,000,000 to anyone who can fill out a PERFECT March Madness bracket! It is free for anyone 21 and older to sign up but you only get ONE shot. 

Riot Hospitality Group's $1M March Madness Bracket Challenge
Only on Wednesday, March 15th 
El Hefe Tempe: 
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Tempe, Scottsdale and Gilbert: 

St. Patty's Cakes with Smallcakes 

We're getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit at Smallcakes for some sweet treats the kid will love. We learn to dress up our St. Patrick's Day party with cupcakes, cupcake push-up pops and cupcakes in jars. Smallcakes has also recently expanded their line of baked treats to include full-size cakes as well.

For more information, visit:

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Cramery
9699 N Hayden Road, Suite E-109, Scottsdale AZ 85258
Open 10-7 Daily
Freshly baked cupcakes, fresh made ice cream, full size cakes and novelty items
Special Orders Welcome for All Occasions/Catering Available
Email Address:

Learn to build a vertical herb garden

Learn to build a vertical herb garden. Join our associate -lead demonstration and watch as we demonstrate how to use carpenter's tools to measure and cut the wood to create a beautiful and space-saving vertical herb garden. In addition, the associate will also demonstrate the safe use of common project tools like saws, nail guns and sanders. When we are done, we will help you shop for everything you need to create your own project at home.

The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. For more information, contact your local Home Depot store

Every third Thursday Home Depot locations host do-it-herself workshops to demo a home project. 

For more information, contact your local Home Depot store

Debbie Hernandez with Home Depot

Less gym, more lifestyle 

We are 11 weeks into 2017 and it's time to let go of the concept of resolutions and ask what you've really done to improve your lifestyle, health and performance. Luke Kayyem from the Fittest Tribe Alive joins us with his life hack, and it involves just one word. 

For more information, visit:

Fittest Tribe Alive
Address: 15029 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy, B111 #435 
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Phone: (760) 333-0959 

Support childhood cancer with Thirsty Lion this St. Patrick's Day

This March, Thirsty Lion locations around the Valley are raising money for the St. Baldrick's organization - which supports childhood cancer. People can donate online or donate at the restaurant. 

For more information, visit:

Thirsty Lion Gastropub locations:
Tempe: 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste. 1041
Scottsdale: 7014 E. Camelback Rd. #1423
Gilbert: 2212 E. Williams Field Road 

Hundreds of Jobs Available at Hiring Event Hosted by UnitedHealthcare myConnections

On Wednesday, March 15, Phoenix-area residents will have the opportunity to meet and interview with local employers including Starbucks, Alorica, Verizon Wireless, Optum Rx and others. 

The hiring event is hosted by UnitedHealthcare myConnections, in partnership with Chicanos Por La Causa, Dress for Success, St. Joseph the Worker, Rio Salado College and Flourish Now. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rio Salado College Downtown Campus. Applicants are encouraged to bring their résumés (hard copies and electronic), dress professionally and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. 

myConnections representatives will be onsite to help job seekers connect with community resources including housing, education, medical and financial services. 

For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rio Salado College Downtown Campus, 619 N. 7th Ave., Building B, Phoenix Career Fair - Scottsdale

Over 1,100 Scottsdale jobs are up for grabs this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale (located at 5401 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250) from 11AM  2PM. A good portion of the featured companies will be hiring on the spot. Bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers. RSVP for free online at

Some of the featured companies include: Progressive, Discover, Nextiva, GlobalTranz, Asurion, Enterprise, Advanced Business Learning, Vanguard, AZ National Guard, Nesco Resource, Fry's Food Stores, Tucson Police Department, Dignity Memorial, Arizona @ Work, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Discount Ride and many more.